On This Day

February 29, 1940 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Sport


Sport awardGolf Tournament

American golfer Jimmy Demaret wins his third PGA Tour event within an 8-day span, taking the St. Petersburg Open by 1 stroke from Byron Nelson

Golfer Byron Nelson
Golfer
Byron Nelson
  • Detroit's Cecil "Tiny" Thompson becomes first goaltender in NHL history to play 40 (or more) games for 12 straight seasons; milestone comes in a 3-1 Red Wings loss at Toronto

Birthdays in Sport

  • Billy Turner Jr., American Thoroughbred flat racing trainer (US Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing 1977, Seattle Slew), born in Rochester, New York
1940 in Sport