February 1944 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Feb 2 Baseball meets in NYC to discuss postwar action
  • Feb 14 Carl Wick publishes "Salmon Trolling for Commercial & Sport Fishing"
  • Feb 18 15-year-old Joe Nuxhall signs a contract to play baseball with the Cincinnati Reds just one day after playing in a high school basketball game; debuts later that year

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 1 Burkhard Ziese, German football manager
  • Feb 1 Paul Blair, American MLB outfielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in Cushing, Oklahoma (d. 2013)
  • Feb 8 Bunky Henry, American PGA golfer, born in Valdosta, Georgia
  • Feb 11 Bert Greene, American PGA golfer, born in Gray, Georgia
  • Feb 12 Charles Pasarell, tennis pro
  • Feb 13 Sal Bando, US baseball player (Oakland A's), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Feb 14 Bruce Summerhays, PGA golfer (Provo Open-1966, 91 93), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Feb 14 Ronnie Peterson, Swedish racing driver (d. 1978)
  • Feb 16 Richard Ford, American author (Sportswriter)
  • Feb 20 Willem van Hanegem, Dutch soccer champ/coach (Feyenoord)
  • Feb 22 Ranjit Fernando, Sri Lankan cricket wicketkeeper (1975 World Cup), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Feb 22 Tom Okker, Dutch tennis player, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Feb 27 Graeme Pollock, South African cricketer (South African batting prodigy), born in Durban, South Africa
  • Feb 28 Sepp Maier, German footballer

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 8 Clem Wilson, cricketer (bro of Rockley, 2 Tests for England 1896), dies
  • Feb 21 Ferenc Szisz, Hungarian race car driver (winner of the 1st Grand Prix motor racing), dies at 70