February 1954 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Feb 1 Dutch soccer club De Graafschap "The County" forms in Doetinchem, Netherlands
  • Feb 1 Australian Championships Women's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Thelma Coyne Long beats Jenny Staley 6-3, 6-4 for the 2nd of her 2 Australian singles titles
  • Feb 1 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Mervyn Rose wins his first Grand Slam title; beats fellow Australian Rex Hartwig 6-2, 0-6, 6-4, 6-2
  • Feb 2 Bevo Francis, Rio Grande College, scores 113 pts in basketball game
  • Feb 10 Ice Dance Championship at Oslo won by Jean Westwood/Lawrence Demmy GRB
  • Feb 28 Patty Berg and Pete Cooper wins LPGA Orlando Mixed Golf Tournament

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 2 Jayantha Amerasinghe, cricketer (2 Tests for Sri Lanka v NZ 1983)
  • Feb 3 Tiger Williams, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Feb 10 Larry McWilliams, baseball player
  • Feb 15 Pamela Theresa Jiles, American 4X400m relayer (Olympic silver 1976), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Feb 15 Armand Parmentier, Belgian athlete
  • Feb 16 Michael Holding, cricket fast bowler (Whispering Death-Awesome for WI)
  • Feb 19 Socrates [Socrates Brasileiro Sampaio de Sousa Vieira de Oliveira], Brazilian footballer, born in BelĂ©m, Brazil (d. 2011)
  • Feb 21 Ivo van Damme, Belgian 800/1500m dash (Olympic silver 1976)
  • Feb 25 Steve Rixon, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (1977-85)
  • Feb 28 Brian Billick, American football coach