February 1958 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Feb 2 Fay Crocker wins LPGA Havana Biltmore Golf Open
  • Feb 4 MLB Hall of Fame fails to elect anyone for 1st time since 1950
  • Feb 5 Test Cricket debut of Lance Gibbs, WI v Pakistan, Port-of-Spain

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Feb 6 Ted Williams signs with Red Sox for $135,000, making him highest paid

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Feb 6 21 dead in air crash in Munich; 7 of those are from the Manchester United football team
  • Feb 7 Dodgers officially become the Los Angeles Dodgers, Inc

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Feb 12 Celtic Bill Russell grabs 41 rebounds to beat Syracuse 119-101

Basketball Player Bill Russell
Basketball Player
Bill Russell
  • Feb 15 Ice Dance Championship at Paris won by June Markham/Courtney Jones GRB
  • Feb 20 American jockey Eddie Arcaro rides his 4,000th winner
  • Feb 20 LA Coliseum Comm approves 2-yr pact allows Dodgers to use facility
  • Feb 22 Australian swimmer Jon Konrads sets 6 world records in 2 days

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Feb 23 5-time F1 world drivers champion Juan Manuel Fangio is kidnapped by Cuban rebels from Fidel Castro's 26th of July Movement; released soon after Cuban GP

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • Feb 28 West Indies 1-504 in reply to Pakistan 328, day 3 of 3rd Test Cricket

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 1 Maureen Madill, Coleraine No Ireland, golfer (British Open Amateur 1979)
  • Feb 1 Luther Blissett, English footballer
  • Feb 2 Dexter Manley, NFLer (Wash Redskins)
  • Feb 6 Bill Dawley, baseball player
  • Feb 6 Kelly Leadbetter, LPGA golfer (1986 Hennessy French Open), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Feb 6 Mark Hamilton, sprint kayak Olympics 1996), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Feb 6 Simon Baker, Australian speed walker, (Olympics-84, 88, 96)
  • Feb 9 Alexander "Sandy" Lyle, Scottish PGA golfer (1988 Phoenix Open), born in Shrewsbury, shropshire
  • Feb 9 Cyrille Regis, English former footballer, born in Maripasoula, French Guiana (d. 2018)
  • Feb 12 Ingrid Klich, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Whittier, California
  • Feb 16 Herb Williams, NBA center (Toronto Raptors, NY Knicks)
  • Feb 16 John Paul Morse, Marshall MI, PGA golfer (1995 United Airlines)
  • Feb 17 Karen Lende O'Connor, equestrian 3-day (Olympic silver 1996), born in Concord, Massachusetts
  • Feb 18 Peter Koech, Kiliburani Kenya, 3K steeplechaser (Olympic silver 1988)
  • Feb 21 Alan Trammell, infielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Garden Grove, California
  • Feb 25 Kurt Rambis, NBA forward (Lakers, Hornets)/Clark Kent look-a-like
  • Feb 27 Naas Botha, South African rugby union footballer
  • Feb 28 Christine Lathan-Brehmer, German DR, 400m runner (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Feb 28 Mark Pavelich, NHLer (NY Rangers)

Weddings in Sport

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 15 Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully (30) weds model Joan (not the actress) Crawford in California

Sportscaster Vin Scully
Vin Scully

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 6 David Pegg, English footballer (b. 1935)
  • Feb 6 Tommy Taylor, English footballer (b. 1932)
  • Feb 6 Geoff Bent, English footballer (b. 1932)
  • Feb 6 Roger Byrne, English footballer (b. 1929)
  • Feb 6 Mark Jones, English footballer (b. 1933)
  • Feb 6 Frank Swift, English footballer and journalist (b. 1913)
  • Feb 6 Walter Crickmer, English football club secretary and manager
  • Feb 21 Duncan Edwards, English footballer (b. 1936)