On This Day

February 1934 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Feb 14 NHL Ace Bailey Benefit Game: Toronto beats All-Stars 7-3 in Toronto

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 23 Casey Stengel becomes manager of Brooklyn Dodgers

Baseball Hall of Fame Manager Casey Stengel
Baseball Hall of Fame Manager
Casey Stengel

Birthdays in Sport


Person of interestHank Aaron

Feb 5 Hank Aaron, American Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder (MLB record 755 HRs; NL MVP 1957; 25 × MLB All-Star; Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Brewers), born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 2021) [1]

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron

Person of interestDon Cherry

Feb 5 Don Cherry, Canadian hockey commentator (Hockey Night in Canada), born in Kingston, Ontario

Ice Hockey Coach and Commentator Don Cherry
Ice Hockey Coach and Commentator
Don Cherry
  • Feb 8 Galina Bystrova, USSR, pentathlete (1957, 58)
  • Feb 9 John A Ziegler Jr, 4th NHL president (1977-92), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
  • Feb 11 John Surtees CBE, British auto racer (World F1 C'ship 1964) and motorcycle racer (World C'ships: 350 cc – 1958, 59, 60; 500 cc – 1956, 58, 59, 60), born in Tatsfield, England (d. 2017)

Person of interestBill Russell

Feb 12 Bill Russell, American basketball star (Boston Celtics, Olympic-gold 1956), born in West Monroe, Louisiana

Basketball Player Bill Russell
Basketball Player
Bill Russell
  • Feb 14 Marlene Matthews, Australia, sprinter (Olympic 2 bronze-1956)
  • Feb 14 Bruce Headley, American thoroughbred horse trainer and owner (Breeders' Cup Sprint 2000 Kona Gold), born in Baldwin Park, California (d. 2021)
  • Feb 16 Marlene Bauer Hagge, American golfer, co-founder LPGA (Woman's PGA C'ship 1956), born in Eureka, South Dakota
  • Feb 20 Bobby Unser, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1968, 75, 81; USAC C'ship 1968, 74), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (d. 2021)
  • Feb 21 Gordon Forbes, South African tennis player and author (French Open mixed doubles [Darlene Hard] 1955), born in Burgersdorp, South Africa (d. 2020)

Person of interestSparky Anderson

Feb 22 Sparky Anderson, American MLB manager (Cincinnati Reds; World Series 1984 Detroit Tigers), born in Bridgewater, South Dakota (d. 2010)

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson
  • Feb 24 Flemming Nielsen, Danish soccer player (Olympic silver 1960)
  • Feb 24 Frank Chapot, American equestrian (Olympic silver 1960, 1972), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • Feb 25 Tony Lema, American golfer (British Open 1964), born in Oakland, California (d. 1966)
  • Feb 26 Ron Gaunt, cricketer (Australian fast bowler late 50s early 60s)

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 17 Siegbert Tarrasch, German chess player (b. 1862)
  • Feb 25 John McGraw, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder/manager (manager NY Giants World Series champions 1905, 21-22), dies of uremic poisoning at 60