On This Day

February 4, 1948 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in Sport

  • After winning the men’s downhill, French alpine skier Henri Oreiller takes the combined gold medal at the St. Moritz Winter Olympics; becomes most successful athlete at these Games with a slalom bronze

Birthdays in Sport

  • Rakesh Shukla, cricket leg-spinner (1 Test India v Sri Lanka 1982)
  • Tamás Wichmann, Hungarian sprint canoeist (World C'ship gold x 9; Olympic silver C-1 1000m 1972, C-2 1000m 1968; bronze C-1 1000m 1976), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2020)
1948 in Sport