On This Day

February 1935 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Sports History

Feb 26 NY Yankees release Babe Ruth, he signs with Boston Braves

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 2 Pete Brown, American golfer (first African-American to win on PGA Tour, Waco 1964), born in Port Gibson, Mississippi (d. 2015)
  • Feb 4 Wallis Mathias, Pakistan cricket batsman (21 Tests; first non-Muslim to play for Pakistan), born in Karachi, Pakistan (d. 1994)
  • Feb 12 Ken Still, American golfer (3 PGA Tour titles), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 2017)
  • Feb 13 Tommy Jacobs, American golfer (4 PGA Tour titles), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Feb 13 Dr. Don Panoz, American entrepreneur and motorsports impresario (ALMS)

Mickey Wright

Feb 14 Mickey Wright, American golfer (13 major titles; 82 LPGA Tour wins), born in San Diego, California (d. 2020)

  • Feb 18 Savvas Theodoridis, Greek soccer goalkeeper (12 caps; Olympiacos), born in Athens, Greece (d. 2020)
  • Feb 26 Dorval Rodrigues, Brazilian soccer right winger (13 caps; Santos FC, SE Palmeiras), born in Porto Alegre, Brazil (d. 2021)
  • Feb 28 Clive Halse, cricketer (South African fast bowler on 1963-64 Aust/NZ tour)