On This Day

February 1953 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Feb 6 Ian Craig makes Test Cricket debut at 17 yrs 239 days, youngest Aussie
  • Feb 10 Ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Westwood & Demmy GRB

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Feb 16 Ted Williams safely crash-lands his damaged Panther jet, later awarded the Air medal

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Feb 17 DSB soccer team forms in Eindhoven
  • Feb 20 US Court of Appeals rules that Organized Baseball is a sport & not a business, affirming the 25-year-old Supreme Court ruling
  • Feb 21 Longest collegiate basketball game (6 OTs) Niagara beats Siena 88-81

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 1 Andy Mill, American alpine skier (non-placed Olympics, World C'ships; ex-husband of tennis player Chris Evert), born in Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Feb 2 Penny Pulz, Australian golfer (Dinah Shore runner-up 1978), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Feb 5 John Beilein, American basketball head coach (Cleveland Cavaliers 2019; University of Michigan 2007-19), born in Burt, New York
  • Feb 6 Susie Hutchison, American equestrian show jumper (Olymp-96), born in Flintridge, California
  • Feb 7 Robert Brazile "Dr. Doom", NFL player (Houston Oilers), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • Feb 7 Dan Quisenberry, American MLB player (5-time AL saves leader), born in Santa Monica, California, (d. 1998)
  • Feb 9 André Sevard, Canadian NHL player, born in Témiscaming, Quebec
  • Feb 13 Suleiman Nyambui, Tanzanian runner (world record 5k indoor), born in Tanzania
  • Feb 16 Andre St Lauren, NHLer
  • Feb 16 George Martin, NFL defensive back (NY Giants), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • Feb 23 Satoru Nakajima, Japanese racing driver
  • Feb 28 Ingo Hoffmann, Brazilian racing driver

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 9 Charlie Spencer, English soccer defender and manager (2 caps; Newcastle United; mgr Grimsby Town 1937-51), dies at 53