On This Day

February 1937 in Sports History

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 12 Cleveland (now Los Angeles) Rams granted an NFL franchise
  • Feb 13 Maribel Vinson wins her 9th US figure skating championship
  • Feb 13 Boston Redskins receive approval from NFL to move to Washington, D.C; to share baseball's Griffith Stadium with first Washington Senators of the American League
  • Feb 27 Bradman scores 169 in 5th Test Cricket v England in 223 minutes

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 1 Tony Waiters, English soccer goalkeeper (5 caps; Blackpool) and manager (Canada, Plymouth Argyle, Vancouver Whitecaps), born in Southport, England (d. 2020)
  • Feb 2 Martina Arroyo, American opera soprano (NY Metropolitan Opera, 1965-78), born in New York City
  • Feb 2 Don Buford, All-Star MLB outfielder
  • Feb 4 John Devitt, Australian swimmer (2 Olympic gold 1956, 1960), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Feb 4 Magnar Solberg, Norwegian 20K biathlete (Olympic gold 1968, 72)
  • Feb 5 Gaston Roelants, Belgian world cross-country champion
  • Feb 8 Manfred Krug, German actor (Boxer), born in Duisburg, Germany (d. 2016)
  • Feb 9 Clete Boyer, American baseball player (d. 2007)
  • Feb 10 Yuriy Poyarkov, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic 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 11 Eddie Shack, Canadian ice hockey left wing (NHL All Star 1962, 63, 64; Stanley Cup 1962, 63, 64, 67; Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Sudbury, Ontario (d. 2020)
  • Feb 12 Charles Dumas, American high jumper (Olympic gold 1956; first to clear 7 foot mark), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 2004)
  • Feb 14 Carlos Campos, Chilean soccer striker (39 caps; Universidad de Chile 259 games), born in Santiago, Chile (d. 2020)
  • Feb 18 Jeff Farrell, American swimmer (Olympics 2 gold-1960)
  • Feb 19 Norman O'Neill, cricketer (great Aussie bat of 60's Brilliant field)
  • Feb 20 Roger Penske, American auto racer
  • Feb 21 Ron Clarke, Australian runner (set 17 world records) and mayor, born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 2015)
  • Feb 22 Noel Murphy, Irish rugby union player, born in County Cork, Ireland
  • Feb 22 Tommy Aaron, American golfer (US Masters 1973), born in Gainesville, Georgia
  • Feb 23 Tom Osborne, college football coach
  • Feb 27 L. Jay Silvester, American discus thrower (Olympic silver 1972), born in Tremonton, Utah

Deaths in Sport

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