On This Day

February 1950 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Sports History

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

  • 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, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (MLB All-Star, World Series, NLCS MVP 1981; no-hitter 1972; Chicago Cubs, LA Dodgers), born in Greenville, Texas
  • Feb 7 Marilyn Cochran, American skier (Olympics 1972), born in Burlington, Vermont
  • Feb 7 Mauro Bellugi, Italian soccer defender (32 caps; Inter Milan, Bologna, Napoli), born in Buonconvento, Italy (d. 2021)
  • Feb 9 Lloyd Weldon Keasor, American wrestler (Olympic silver 1976), born in Pumphrey, Maryland

Mark Spitz

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

  • 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)

Julius Erving

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


Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 11 Kiki Cuyler, American Baseball HOF right fielder (World Series 1925 Pittsburgh Pirates; 4 × NL stolen base leader; MLB All Star 1934 Chicago Cubs), dies at 51
  • Feb 16 David Denton, cricketer (England batsman in 11 Tests 1905-10), dies