February 1952 in Sport

Events in Sport

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 4 1st African American executive of a major TV station (Jackie Robinson-WNBC NY)

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • Feb 11 2nd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 108-91 at Boston

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 13 Rocky Marciano defeated Lee Savold for his 39th straight win

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano
  • Feb 16 Ian Craig makes NSW cricket debut aged 16 years 249 days (NSW record)
  • Feb 20 1st black umpire in organized baseball certified (Emmett Ashford)
  • Feb 21 Dick Button performs 1st figure skating triple jump in competition

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Feb 24 Betty MacKinnon and Sam Snead win the LPGA Orlando Mixed Golf Tournament

Golfer Sam Snead
Sam Snead
  • Feb 25 6th Winter Olympic games close at Oslo, Norway
  • Feb 29 Ice Dance Championship at Paris France won by Westwood & Demmy of Great Britain

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 3 Fred Lynn, baseball outfielder (Boston, California, Baltimore), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 6 Richard Charsworth, Australian women field hockey head coach (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 9 Danny White, quarterback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Feb 9 Mookie Wilson, American baseball player
  • Feb 10 Mike Varty, American NFL player, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Feb 13 Freddy Maertens, Belgian cyclist
  • Feb 16 Barry Foote, Major League Baseball player
  • Feb 17 Insook Bhushan, Seoul Korea, US table tennis player (Olympic-92)
  • Feb 17 Karin Janz, East German gymnast
  • Feb 22 Wayne John Levi, PGA golfer (1983 Buick Open), born in Little Falls, New York
  • Feb 24 Simon Weinstock, businessman/racehorse owner
  • Feb 24 Tom Burleson, USA, basketball (Olympic silver 1972) tallest Olympian-7'4"
  • Feb 25 Joey Dunlop, Irish motorcycle racer (d. 2000)
  • Feb 27 Dwight Elmo Jones, basketball player (Olymp-silver-1972), born in Houston, Texas
  • Feb 28 Melissa Babish, SC, swimmer (Olympic)
  • Feb 29 Raisa Smetanina, USSR, cross country skier (Olympic gold 1976, 80, 92)

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 5 Reginald Allen, cricketer (uncle of Gubby, Test Aust v Eng 1887), dies
  • Feb 7 Pete Henry, American NFL tackle (Canton, NY Giants, Pottsville), dies at 54
  • Feb 14 Maurice De Waele, Belgian cyclist (b. 1896)