February 1951 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Feb 3 Largest purse to date in horse racing, $144,323, won by Great Circle
  • Feb 9 St Louis Browns sign pitcher Satchel Paige, 45

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Feb 14 Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Jake LaMotta & takes middleweight title

Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson
Middle/welterweight championship boxer
Sugar Ray Robinson
  • Feb 18 3 City College of NY basketball players admit to accepting bribes
  • Feb 25 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins Orlando Florida 2 Ball Golf Tournament

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 3 Felipe Munoz, Mexican 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1968)
  • Feb 3 Eugenijus Riabovas, Lithuanian football manager
  • Feb 4 Stan Papi, American baseball player
  • Feb 6 Marco Antônio, Brazilian footballer
  • Feb 7 Benny Ayala, baseball player
  • Feb 7 Manfred Schumann, German FR, bobsled (Olympic-silver/bronze-1976)
  • Feb 8 Camille LaPierre, NHLer
  • Feb 14 Kevin Keegan, British soccer player/manager (Newcastle United)
  • Feb 14 JoJo Starbuck, American ice skater
  • Feb 20 Bonnie Lauer, LPGA golfer
  • Feb 20 Phil Neal, English soccer player
  • Feb 21 John Parker, cricketer (NZ batsman of 70s)
  • Feb 22 Elaine Tanner, Canadian swimmer (1966 Commonwealth Games, 1968 Olympics), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Feb 23 Ed "Too Tall" Jones, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Feb 24 Derek Randall, cricketer (England batsman & animated cover fieldsman)
  • Feb 25 Don Quarrie, Jamaican runner
  • Feb 25 James Brown, American sportscaster
  • Feb 25 César Cedeño, Dominican baseball player
  • Feb 28 Gustavo Thoeni, Italian giant slalom (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Feb 28 Karsan Ghavri, cricketer (Indian lefty medium pacer early 80s)