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)

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 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

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Feb 28 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Feb 28 US wins Olympic hockey gold medal by defeating Canada

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 interestPerson of Interest

Feb 5 Jane Geddes, American LPGA golfer (1987 Women's Kemper Open), born in Huntington New York

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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, Anaheim California, diver (Olympic silver 1984)
  • Feb 13 Gary Patterson, American football coach
  • Feb 14 Jim Kelly, NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills)
  • Feb 15 Darrell Green, NFL cornerback (Washington Redskins)
  • Feb 15 Jeanne Goldsmith, WPVA volleyballer (National-5th-1987), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 15 Jock Hobbs [Michael], chairman of the New Zealand Rugby Union and 21 test All Black, (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, Mt Pleasant MI, golfer (1994 British Open-6th)
  • Feb 25 Glen Bishop, cricketer (S Aussie bat, 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)