On This Day

February 1939 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Feb 17 Katwijk soccer team forms in the Netherlands

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 23 Lou Thesz beats Everett Marshall in St Louis, to win National Boxing Association world heavyweight title for 2nd time

Professional Wrestler Lou Thesz
Professional Wrestler
Lou Thesz

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 5 Brian Luckhurst, cricketer (England opener of 60's & early 70's)
  • Feb 18 Dal Maxvill, American baseball player
  • Feb 20 Frank Arundel, English footballer
  • Feb 22 Steve Barber, American MLB pitcher (Baltimore Orioles, NY Yankees), born in Takoma Park, Maryland (d. 2007)
  • Feb 23 Josef Feistmantl, Austrian lugeist (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Feb 27 Lester King, West Indian cricketer (WI fast bowler, 2 Tests 1962-68, 9 wkts), born in St Catherine, Jamaica
  • Feb 27 Peter Revson, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1971 pole winner, runner-up), born in New York City (d. 1974)
  • Feb 28 Charles Brown, featherweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1964), born in Cincinnati, Ohio