February 1961 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Feb 1 Mackay & Kline hang on for 100 mins for cricket draw vs West Indies
  • Feb 10 AFL's LA Chargers move to San Diego

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 12 Celtic Bill Russell grabs 40 rebounds to beat Warriors 136-125

Basketball Player Bill Russell
Basketball Player
Bill Russell

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Feb 12 Mickey Wright wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Feb 12 Mushtaq Mohammad scores 1st Test Cricket century at 17 yrs 82 days

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Feb 14 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Royal Poinciana Golf Invitational

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • Feb 15 Australia beat West Indies 2-1 in one of best Test Cricket series ever
  • Feb 18 Henk van der Grift becomes world champion skater
  • Feb 19 Henk van der Grift (Neth) becomes world champ all-round skater
  • Feb 25 Niagara ends St Bonaventura's 99-game home basketball win streak

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 1 Gina Hull, LPGA golfer (1989 USX Golf Classic-8th), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Feb 2 Joey Benjamin, cricket pace bowler (in St Kitts England in 1994)
  • Feb 3 Jay Adams, American skateboarder
  • Feb 4 Denis Savard, Pointe Gatineau Ca, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • Feb 5 Savvas Kofidis, Greek footballer and manager
  • Feb 6 Bill Lester, American racecar driver
  • Feb 9 John Kruk, US baseball 1st baseman (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Feb 10 David Ward, cricketer (prolific Surrey batsman)
  • Feb 10 Eva Pfaff, West Germany, tennis star
  • Feb 11 Mary Docter, American 3000m speed skater (Olympics-1980, 84, 88, 92)
  • Feb 12 Chris Heyne, Offenbach Germ, WLAF General Manager (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Feb 13 Kyi Hla Han, Burmese golfer, born in Yangon
  • Feb 17 Deb[ra] Richardson, beach volleyballer (Olympics-96), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Feb 17 Guy McIntyre, NFL guard (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Feb 18 Alycia Moulton, tennis star, born in Sacramento, California
  • Feb 19 Justin Fashanu, English footballer (d. 1998)
  • Feb 19 Andy Wallace, English race car driver
  • Feb 20 Steve Lundquist, US swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-1984)
  • Feb 21 Yobes Ondieki, Kenya, 10K runner (world record)
  • Feb 21 Bertha Faye, American wrestler (d. 2001)
  • Feb 22 Marla O'Hara, Gardena Ca, WPVA volleyballer (Santa Cruz-3rd-1991)
  • Feb 22 Mike Morris, NFL center (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Feb 24 Janice Gibson, LPGA golfer (1994 Youngstown-Warren-15th), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Feb 24 Ruud Really, soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • Feb 25 Davey Allison, American race car driver (d. 1993)
  • Feb 25 Todd Blackledge, American football player

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 27 James Worthy, American NBA forward (LA Lakers, 1988 Playoff MVP), born in Gastonia, North Carolina

NBA Small Forward James Worthy
NBA Small Forward
James Worthy
  • Feb 28 Barry McGuigan, British(?) boxer
  • Feb 28 Wayne Smith, Albany WA, Australian golfer
  • Feb 28 Eric Bachelart, Belgian racing driver

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 15 Marubel Vinaon Owen, figure skater (Olympic silver 1932), dies
  • Feb 15 Maribel Vinson, American figure skater (9x US National Champion), dies at 49
  • Feb 23 Wilf Ferguson, cricket leg spinner (34 wickets for West Indies), dies
  • Feb 27 Platt Adams, high jumper (Olympic gold 1912), dies