February 1953 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Feb 6 Ian Craig makes Test Cricket debut at 17 yrs 239 days, youngest Aussie
  • Feb 8 Betty Jameson wins LPGA Serbin Golf Open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 Brendan Batson, English former footballer
  • Feb 2 Penny Pulz, LPGA golfer
  • Feb 5 John Beilein, American basketball coach
  • Feb 6 Susie Hutchison, Flintridge California, equestrian show jumper (Olymp-96)
  • Feb 7 Robert Brazile "Dr. Doom", NFL player (Houston Oilers), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • Feb 7 Dan Quisenberry, American baseball player, 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)
  • Feb 16 Andre St Lauren, NHLer
  • Feb 16 George Martin, NFLer (NY Giants)
  • Feb 16 Mike Ford, Canadian tour golfer (1976 Port Jefferson Open), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 23 Satoru Nakajima, Japanese racing driver
  • Feb 28 Ricky "Dragon" Steamboat, [Richard Blood], wrestler (NWA/WWF/WCW/AWA)
  • Feb 28 Ingo Hoffmann, Brazilian racing driver