February 1945 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Feb 5 Big Racket becomes fastest race horse at 69t.6 kph (440 yd/20.8 s)

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Feb 8 Paul Brown agrees to coach the new American football expansion team in Cleveland, which would later be named the Cleveland Browns after their coach

American Football Coach Paul Brown
American Football Coach
Paul Brown

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 3 Bob Griese, NFL quarterback (Miami Dolphins, 1971 Player of Year)
  • Feb 7 Gerald Davies, British rugby player
  • Feb 7 Pete Postlethwaite, actor (The Boxer)
  • Feb 9 Bill Bergey, American NFL player, born in South Dayton, New York
  • Feb 12 Don Wilson, American MLB pitcher (2 x no-hitters), born in Monroe, Louisiana (d. 1975)
  • Feb 14 Ladislao Mazurkiewicz, Piri├ípolis, Uruguay, football goalkeeper, (d. 2013)
  • Feb 18 Judy Rankin, American golfer (26 LPGA Tour wins), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Feb 19 Jon Whiteley, actor (Moonfleet)
  • Feb 21 Sudhir Naik, Indian cricketer (Indian Test batsman in 2 Tests 1974), born in Bombay, India
  • Feb 26 Peter Brock, Australian motorsports champion (d. 2006)
  • Feb 26 Giannis Ioannidis, Greek basketball coach and politician
  • Feb 28 Charles "Bubba" Smith, Tx, NFLer (Balt Colts)/actor (Police Academy)

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 13 George Studd, cricketer (4 Tests with brother v Aus 1882-83), dies
  • Feb 16 Billy Frank, cricketer (Test South Africa v Eng 1896, 5 & 2, 1-52), dies
  • Feb 21 Eric Liddell, Scottish 400m runner (Olympic gold 1924) and Christian missionary in China, dies of an inoperable brain tumor at 43 while interned at the Weihsien Internment Camp in Weifang, Shandong, China