February 1957 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Feb 3 Patty Berg wins LPGA Havana Golf Open
  • Feb 10 Fay Crocker wins LPGA Serbin Golf Open

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

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  • Feb 14 Georgia Senate unanimously approves Sen Leon Butts' bill barring blacks from playing baseball with whites
  • Feb 17 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open
  • 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, Beeville TX, US water polo goalie (Olym-silver-84, 88)
  • Feb 7 Carney Lansford, baseball player
  • Feb 7 Damaso Garcia, baseball player
  • Feb 9 Gordon Strachan, soccer player
  • Feb 10 Debbie Brinkley, Tasmania, golfer (1990 T25 Victorian Open)
  • Feb 10 Pranab Roy, cricketer (son of Pankaj, Indian batsman 1982)
  • Feb 13 Thelston Payne, cricket wicket-keeper (WI 1986)
  • Feb 15 Jimmy Spencer, American race car driver
  • Feb 15 Steve Farhood, American boxing historian and analyst
  • Feb 18 Marita Koch, German DR, 400m sprinter (Oly-gold-1980)
  • Feb 19 Dave "Smoke" Stewart, 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 (Oly-gold-1984), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Feb 26 Keena Rothhammer, American 800m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Feb 27 Viktor Markin, Russian athlete
  • Feb 28 Ian Smith, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper (1980-92), born in Nelson, New Zealand
  • Feb 28 Jeff Woodland, Australian golfer (1991 Dakota Dunes Open), born in Papua, Indonesia

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 19 Maurice Garin, French cyclist (b. 1871)