February 1948 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Feb 5 Dick Button becomes 1st US figure skating Olympic champion
  • Feb 5 Gretchen Fraser becomes 1st US woman Olympic slalom champion

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 6 Bradman retires hurt, 57 in his last Test Cricket innings in Australia

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Feb 8 5th Winter Olympic games close at St Moritz, Switzerland
  • Feb 11 Billy Griffith scores cricket century on debut Eng v WI, out for 140
  • Feb 11 Test cricket debut of Frank Worrell for the West Indies vs. England at Port-of-Spain
  • Feb 13 West Indian batsman Andy Ganteaume scores 112 for W Indies in his only Test Cricket innings
  • Feb 21 NASCAR is incorporated.

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 1 Debbie Austin, American golfer (7 LPGA Tour wins), born in Oneida, New York
  • Feb 4 Rakesh Shukla, cricket leg-spinner (1 Test India v Sri Lanka 1982)
  • Feb 5 Sven-Göran Eriksson, Swedish football manager
  • Feb 12 Cindy Hill, LPGA golfer
  • Feb 15 Ron "Penguin" Cey, American MLB 3rd baseman (LA Dodgers), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Feb 18 Bruce Francis, cricketer (Australian opener in 3 Tests 1972)
  • Feb 20 Gerda Boykin, LPGA golfer
  • Feb 22 Dennis Awtrey, NBA center (Chicago Bulls, Suns)
  • Feb 24 Walter Smith, Scottish football manager
  • Feb 29 Nikolai Pimenov, USSR, coxless pair rowers (Olympic silver 1976)
  • Feb 29 Yuri Pimenov, USSR, coxless pair rowers (Olympic silver 1976)

Weddings in Sport

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 16 Baseball player and manager Leo Durocher (41) weds actress Laraine Day (27) in Santa Monica, California

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 2 Bevil Rudd, South African athlete (Olympic gold 1920), dies at 53
  • Feb 10 Ewart Astill, cricket all-rounder (9 Tests for England 1927-30), dies
  • Feb 14 Mordecai Brown, American baseball player (b. 1876)