February 1946 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Feb 15 Cornelius Johnson, American high jumper (Olympic gold 1936), dies from bronchopneumonia at 32
  • Feb 19 Giants outfielder Danny Gardella is 1st major leaguer to announce he is jumping to the "outlaw" Mexican League

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 2 Gerrie Muhren, Volendam, Netherlands, footballer (Ajax, European Cup Winner, 1971-3), (d. 2013)
  • Feb 4 Mary Meyer, American 500m speed skater (Olympic silver 1968)
  • Feb 9 Vince Papale, American football player
  • Feb 11 Ian Porterfield, English footballer (d. 2007)
  • Feb 16 Aleksandr Shaparenko, USSR, 1K kayaker (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Feb 17 Valdemar Bandolowski, Danish sailor (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • Feb 21 Desmond Lewis, WI cricket batsman/keeper (avg 86.33 in 3 Tests)
  • Feb 21 Bob Ryan, Boston sports columnist
  • Feb 26 Bobby "Bingo" Smith, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Feb 28 Graham Vivian, cricketer (son of Giff, 5 Tests for NZ 1965-72)

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 10 1st black pro-baseball player Jackie Robinson marries Rachel Isum

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 18 MLB baseball player Hank Greenberg (35) weds heiress Caral Gimbel in Sea Island, Georgia

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg