February 1936 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Feb 6 4th Winter Olympic games open in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
  • Feb 8 1936 NFL Draft (first ever): Jay Berwanger from University of Chicago first pick by Philadelphia Eagles
  • Feb 8 1st ski jumping tournament, Red Wing, Minnesota
  • Feb 8 1st successful Toronto Maple Leaf penalty shot, Conacher vs Rangers
  • Feb 15 Sonja Henie of Norway wins 3rd consecutive Olympic figure skating gold
  • Feb 16 4th Winter Olympic games close at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
  • Feb 18 NHL record 32 points scored, NY Americans (28) & Mont Maroons (24)
  • Feb 27 Willy den Ouden swims world record 100m free style (1:04.6)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 3 Bob Simpson, Australian cricketer (1965 Wisden Cricketer of the Year)
  • Feb 8 Cletis Boyer, 3rd baseman (NY Yankees)
  • Feb 8 Manohar Hardikar, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests India v WI 1958-59)
  • Feb 13 John Harris, British(?) cricket player
  • Feb 13 Leamon King, Tulare California, 4X100m relayer (Olympic gold 1956)
  • Feb 17 Barry Jarman, cricketer (Australian wicket-keeper in 60's)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 17 Jim Brown, American NFL running back (Cleveland Browns), born in St. Simons, Georgia

NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown
  • Feb 17 Peter Walker, cricket all-rounder (Glamorgan did little for Eng 1960)
  • Feb 29 Alwin Schockemohle, German equestrian jumper (Olympic gold 1976)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 29 Henri "The Pocket-Rocket" Richard, NHL center (Montreal Canadiens), born in Montreal, Quebec

Ice Hockey Great Henri Richard
Ice Hockey Great
Henri Richard

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 16 Tommy Ward, South African cricket wicket keeper (23 Tests), electrocuted