February 1960 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Feb 1 48th Women's Australian Championships: Margaret Court beats Jan Lehane (7-5, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

Feb 1 48th Men's Australian Championships: Rod Laver beats Neale Fraser (5-7, 3-6, 6-3, 8-6, 8-6) Laver's first major win

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 8 Boston Celtic Bill Russell becomes 1st NBAer with 50 rebounds (51)

Basketball Player Bill Russell
Basketball Player
Bill Russell
  • Feb 9 AFL & NFL agree verbally to a no tampering pact
  • Feb 14 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open
  • Feb 18 8th Winter Olympic games open in Squaw Valley, California
  • Feb 21 Fay Crocker wins LPGA Lake Worth Golf Open
  • Feb 24 US beats Germany in Olympic hockey finals round, 9-1
  • Feb 24 2nd Daytona 500: Junior Johnson wins (124.74 MPH)
  • Feb 26 USA's David Jenkins wins Olympic Gold for men's figure skating
  • Feb 27 US Olympic Ice Hockey Team beats USSR 3-2 en route to gold medal
  • Feb 28 8th Winter Olympic games close at Squaw Valley, California
  • Feb 28 US wins 1st ever Winter Olympics gold medal in hockey by defeating Czechoslovakia

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 2 Lee Chill, Canadian Tour golfer (1977 Ohio Jr), born in Cleveland Ohio
  • Feb 3 Kerry Von Erich, American wrestler (d. 1993)
  • Feb 3 Marty Jannetty, American Wrestler

Person of interestJane Geddes

Feb 5 Jane Geddes, American golfer (US Open 1986, LPGA 1987), born in Huntington, New York

LPGA Golfer Jane Geddes
LPGA Golfer
Jane Geddes
  • Feb 8 Alex Scott, British horse trainer

Person of interestDino Ciccarelli

Feb 8 Dino Ciccarelli, Canadian NHL right wing (Minnesota North Stars, Washington Capitals), born in Sarnia, Ontario

NHL Star Dino Ciccarelli
NHL Star
Dino Ciccarelli
  • Feb 8 Linda Fratianne, figure skater (Olympic silver 1980), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 13 Kelly McCormick, US diver (Olympic silver 1984), born in Anaheim, California
  • Feb 13 Gary Patterson, American football coach and player, born in Rozel, Kansas
  • Feb 13 Artur Yusupov, Russian chess player, born in Moscow, Russia
  • Feb 14 Jim Kelly, NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills)
  • Feb 15 Darrell Green, NFL cornerback (Washington Redskins), born in Houston, Texas
  • Feb 15 Jeanne Goldsmith, WPVA volleyballer (National-5th-1987), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 15 Jock Hobbs [Michael James Bowie Hobbs], chairman of the New Zealand Rugby Union and 21 test All Black, born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 2012)
  • Feb 18 Andy Moog, NHL goalie (Oilers, Bruins, Olympics-Canada-1988)
  • Feb 18 Roger Wijesuriya, cricketer (bowling avg 294 in 4 Tests for Sri Lanka)
  • Feb 23 Cindy Figg-Currier, American golfer (1994 British Open-6th), born in Mount Pleasant, Michigan
  • Feb 25 Glen Bishop, cricketer (S Aussie batsman, 2 ODI's for Australia 1987)
  • Feb 27 Andres Gomez, Ecuador, tennis pro (Madrid Grand Prix-1990)
  • Feb 27 John van Grinsven, soccer player (MVV)

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 5 Louis Stricker, cricketer (South African open bat in 13 Tests 1909-12), dies
  • Feb 23 Arthur Legat, Belgian racing driver (b. 1898)