February 1943 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Feb 2 Cubs return to original uniform after experimenting with a vest
  • Feb 9 NL seeks buyer for Phillies as owner Gerry Nugent falls in arrears
  • Feb 17 NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio enlists into the US army
  • Feb 18 William D Cox buys Philadelphia Phillies

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 5 Craig Morton, NFL quarterback (Dallas, Denver), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Feb 8 Bob Oliver, baseball player
  • Feb 9 James King, basketball player (Olympic gold 1968), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Feb 9 Jonny Nilsson, Swedish 10K speed skater (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Feb 14 Robert "Bob" Murphy Jr, American PGA golfer (1968 Philadelphia Classic), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 22 Dick Van Arsdale, NBA all-star (NY Knicks, Phoenix Suns)
  • Feb 22 Tom Van Arsdale, NBA all-star (Detroit, Cincinnati, KC-Omaha, Phil)
  • Feb 23 Bobby Wayne Mitchell, Chatham VA, PGA golfer (1971 Cleveland Open)
  • Feb 23 Fred Biletnikoff, NFL wide receiver
  • Feb 25 Wilson da Silva Piazza, Brazilian footballer
  • Feb 27 Klaus K√∂ste, gymnast (Olympic gold 1972- vault), born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 2012)

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 4 Frank Calder, 1st NHL president, dies