February 1956 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Feb 3 Toni Sailor becomes 1st Olympic skier to sweep 3 alpine events
  • Feb 5 7th Winter Olympic games close at Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Feb 5 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Havana Golf Open

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • Feb 5 NY Mayor Robert Wagner & Bkln Boro President Frank Cashmore sponsor a bill to create a $30M Brooklyn Sports Center Authority to build
  • Feb 12 Fay Crocker wins LPGA Miami Beach Golf Open
  • Feb 17 Ice Dance Championship at Garmisch won by Pamela Weight/P Thomas GRB
  • Feb 19 Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open
  • Feb 22 1st English soccer match at Kunstlicht: Portsmouth vs Newcastle United

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Feb 26 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 1 Mike Kitchen, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • Feb 3 John Jefferson, American football player
  • Feb 5 Hector Rebaque, Mexican racing driver
  • Feb 9 Philip Jackson Ford Jr, NC, basketball player (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Feb 13 Liam Brady, Irish soccer player, born in Dublin
  • Feb 13 Yiannis Kouros, Greek-Australian runner
  • Feb 14 Dave Dravecky, pitcher (SF Giants), had arm amputated
  • Feb 14 Howard Edward Davis Jr., boxer (Olympic silver 1976), born in Glen Cove, New York (d. 2015)
  • Feb 15 Desmond Haynes, cricket (WI opener-greatest batsman in 1-day history)
  • Feb 15 Hitoshi Ogawa, Japanese racing driver (d. 1992)
  • Feb 19 Steve Randell, Tasmanian cricket Test umpire (international panel)
  • Feb 22 Amy Alcott, LPGA golfer (1983 Nabisco Dinah Shore), born in Kansas City, Missouri

Person of interestEddie Murray

Feb 24 Eddie Murray, 1st baseman (Orioles, Dodgers, Cleve Indians), born in Los Angeles, California

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • Feb 25 Davie Cooper, soccer star
  • Feb 28 Jimmy Nicholl, Canadian-born Northern Irish footballer

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 14 MLB center fielder Willie Mays (24) weds Margherite Wendell Chapman in NYC, New York

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 3 Johnny Claes, Belgian racing driver (b. 1916)

Person of interestConnie Mack

Feb 8 Connie Mack, baseball manager (Philadelphia A's, 1901-50), dies at 93

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack