February 1937 in Sport

Events in Sport


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Feb 3 Don Bradman scores 212 (in 441 minutes!) in 5th cricket test v England

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Feb 10 Ragnhild Hveger swims world free style record 400m (5:14.2)
  • Feb 12 Cleveland (now Los Angeles) Rams granted an NFL franchise
  • Feb 13 Bradman scores 123 SA v Queensland, 165 mins, 10-4s 1-6 in cricket
  • Feb 13 NFL Boston Redskins move to Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 27 Bradman scores 169 in 5th Test Cricket v England in 223 minutes

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 2 Martina Arroyo, American opera soprano (NY Met), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 2 Don Buford, All-Star MLB outfielder
  • Feb 4 John Devitt, Australia, 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Feb 4 Magnar Solberg, Norwegian 20K biathalete (Olympic gold 1968, 72)
  • Feb 8 Manfred Krug, Duisburg Germany, actor (Boxer)
  • Feb 9 Clete Boyer, American baseball player (d. 2007)
  • Feb 10 Yuriy Poyarkov, USSR, volleyball player (Oly-2 gold/1 silver-1964-72)
  • Feb 11 Bill Lawry, cricketer (dour Australian lefty opener, Can talk a bit)
  • Feb 11 Peter Lashley, cricketer (4 Tests for West Indies 1960-66)
  • Feb 12 Charles Everett Dumas, high jumper (Olympic gold 1956), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Feb 18 Jeff Farrell, US swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-1960)
  • Feb 19 Norman O'Neill, cricketer (great Aussie bat of 60's Brilliant field)
  • Feb 20 Roger Penske, auto racer
  • Feb 21 Ron Clarke, Australian runner (set 17 world records) and mayor, born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 2015)
  • Feb 22 Noel Murphy, British(?) rugby player
  • Feb 22 Tommy Aaron, PGA golfer (1973 Masters), born in Gainesville, Georgia
  • Feb 23 Tom Osborne, college football coach
  • Feb 27 L Jay Silvester, American discus thrower (Olympic silver 1972)

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 20 "Barlow" Carkeek, Aust cricket wicketkeeper (1912 series), dies
  • Feb 23 Claude Buckenham, cricketer (21 wkts in 4 Tests for Eng 1909-10), dies