On This Day

February 1941 in Sports History

Events in Sport


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Feb 17 In his 14th title defence Joe Louis KOs Gus Dorazio in the 2nd round at the Convention Center, Philadelphia to retain NYSAC heavyweight boxing crown

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Feb 25 Boston Bruins set NHL record of 23-game unbeaten streak (15-0-8)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 1 Anatoli Firsov, Russian ice hockey left wing (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72; 8 x World C'ship gold), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2000)
  • Feb 1 Franco Nones, Italian cross country skier (Olympic gold 30k 1968; first non-Scandinavian and Soviet/Russian male to win Olympic cross-country gold), born in Castello-Molina di Fiemme, Italy
  • Feb 3 Carol Mann, American golfer (1964 Western Open, 1965 US Open), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2018)
  • Feb 3 Gary Bartlett, cricket pace bowler (NZ in 10 Tests in the 1960's)
  • Feb 10 John Hampshire, cricketer (of Yorkshire Century on debut for Eng 1969)
  • Feb 12 Ross Morgan, cricketer (NZ batsman in 20 Tests 1965-72)
  • Feb 15 Austin Savage, Welsh hockey player, born in St Asaph, Wales
  • Feb 16 Vitali Kuznetsov, USSR, judo (Olympic silver 1972)
  • Feb 17 Heidi Biebi, German downhill skier (Olympic gold 1960), born in Oberstaufen, West Germany
  • Feb 20 Clyde Wright, American MLB pitcher (no-hitter v Oakland 1970), born in Jefferson City, Tennessee
  • Feb 23 Robin Bynoe, cricketer (WI opening batsman in 4 Tests 1959-67)
  • Feb 23 Ron Hunt, baseball player
  • Feb 26 Keith Thomson, New Zealand cricketer (batted in 2 Tests NZ v India 1968), born in Methven, New Zealand

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 19 Alexander Josiah Webbe, English cricket wicket-keeper (v Aus 1879), dies