February 1942 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Feb 3 Baseball owners agree to permit each club up to 14 night games in 1942
  • Feb 5 Braves get Tommy Holmes from Yanks for Buddy Hassett and Gene Moore
  • Feb 7 1st indoor 15' pole vault (Cornelius Warmerdam 15' 3/8")
  • Feb 9 Philadelphia "Phillies" change nickname (temporarily) to "Phils"
  • Feb 19 NY Yankees annouce 5,000 uniformed soldiers admitted free at each of their upcoming home games

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 1 Dave Sincock, cricketer (chinaman bowler played for Aust 1964-66)
  • Feb 5 Roger Staubach, NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Feb 8 Fritz Peterson, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • Feb 9 Peder Lunde Jr, Norwegian yachtsman (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Feb 12 Pat Dobson, American baseball player (d. 2006)
  • Feb 14 Ricardo Rodríguez, Mexican racing driver (d. 1962)

Person of interestPhil Esposito

Feb 20 Phil Esposito, Canadian NHL center, GM (Bruins, Rangers), born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

NHL Star Phil Esposito
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Phil Esposito
  • Feb 24 Colin Bond, Australian racing driver
  • Feb 28 Dino Zoff, Italian footballer

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 7 Dorando di Desiderio Pietri, marathoner (Olympic gold 1908), dies at 56