On This Day

February 1950 in Sports History

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 1 Green Bay Packers founder, player and coach Curly Lambeau resigns after 31 seasons and 6 NFL titles to his credit

NFL Head Coach Curly Lambeau
NFL Head Coach
Curly Lambeau
  • Feb 11 Englishman Jack Holden wins Empire Games marathon in Auckland, New Zealand in 2:32:57; runs last 9 miles barefoot after his shoes fell apart during the race
  • Feb 14 Moroney scores cricket twin centuries for Australia at Johannesburg
  • Feb 16 Writers fail to elect anyone to Baseball's Hall of Fame

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 6 Rich Glover, American NFL player, born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • Feb 7 Burt Hooton, baseball player
  • Feb 7 Marilyn Cochran, skier (Olympics 1972), born in Burlington, Vermont
  • Feb 9 Lloyd Weldon Keasor, American wrestler (Olympic silver 1976), born in Pumphrey, Maryland

Person of interestMark Spitz

Feb 10 Mark Spitz, American swimmer (won then record 7 Olympic golds in 1972), born in Modesto, California

Swimmer Mark Spitz
Swimmer
Mark Spitz
  • Feb 11 Clarence Ellis, American football safety, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Feb 13 Leonard Pascoe, Australian cricketer (dynamic Aussie quick 1977-82), born in Bridgetown, Australia
  • Feb 18 Bruce Kison, American baseball pitcher (World Series 1971, 79), born in Bradenton, Florida (d. 2018)

Person of interestJulius Erving

Feb 22 Julius Erving "Dr. J," American Basketball Hall of Fame forward (11-time NBA All Star), born in East Meadow, New York

NBA Legend Julius Erving
NBA Legend
Julius Erving

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 16 David Denton, cricketer (England batsman in 11 Tests 1905-10), dies