On This Day

February 29, 1968 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Birthdays in Sport

  • Bryce Paup, American NFL linebacker (Pro Bowl 1994–97; Green Bay Packers, Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Vikings), born in Jefferson, Iowa

Deaths in Sport

  • Lena Blackburne, American baseball infielder, manager, coach (Chicago WS; discovered rubbing clay to take the shine off baseballs), dies at 81