On This Day

February 1957 in Sports History

Events in Sport


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Feb 11 NHL Players Association forms (NYC), Red Wings' Ted Lindsay elected president

NHL Star Ted Lindsay
NHL Star
Ted Lindsay
  • Feb 14 Georgia Senate unanimously approves Sen Leon Butts' bill barring blacks from playing baseball with whites
  • Feb 21 Dodgers (Fort Worth) & Cubs (LA) "trade" minor league franchises
  • Feb 22 Jockey Ted Atkinson, 3,500th win
  • Feb 22 Walter O'Malley says Dodgers may play 10 exhibitions in California in 1958
  • Feb 25 US Supreme Court decides 6-3, baseball is only antitrust exempt pro sport
  • Feb 28 Jockey Johnny Longden's 5,000th career victory

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 5 Craig Wilson, American water polo goalkeeper (Olympic silver 1984, 88), born in Beeville, Texas
  • Feb 7 Carney Lansford, baseball player
  • Feb 7 Dámaso García, Dominican baseball second baseman (MLB All-Star 1984, 85; Silver Slugger Award 1982; Toronto Blue Jays), born in Moca, Dominican Republic (d. 2020)
  • Feb 9 Gordon Strachan, soccer player
  • Feb 10 Pranab Roy, cricketer (son of Pankaj, Indian batsman 1982)
  • Feb 13 Thelston Payne, West Indian cricketer (WI 1986), born in Foul Bay, Barbados
  • Feb 15 Jimmy Spencer, American race car driver
  • Feb 15 Steve Farhood, American boxing historian and analyst
  • Feb 18 Marita Koch, German 400m sprinter (Olympic gold 1980), born in Wismar, Germany
  • Feb 19 Dave "Smoke" Stewart, American pitcher (Oakland Athletic), born in Oakland, California
  • Feb 20 Glen Hanlon, Canadian ice hockey coach
  • Feb 24 Phil McConkey, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
  • Feb 26 Connie Carpenter-Phinney, 79k cyclist (Olympic gold 1984), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Feb 26 Keena Rothhammer, American 800m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1972), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Feb 26 Joe Mullen, American Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (Stanley Cup 1989, Calgary Flames; Pittsburgh Penguins 1991, 92; NHL All Star 1988, 89), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 27 Viktor Markin, Russian athlete, born in Ust-Tarksky District, Russia
  • Feb 28 Ian Smith, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper (1980-92), born in Nelson, New Zealand

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 19 Maurice Garin, Italian-born French road bicycle racer (winner of Tour de France in 1903), dies at 85