February 1969 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 2nd Stan Coveleski & Waite Hoyt are voted into baseball Hall of Fame

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4th John Madden is named head coach of NFL's Oakland Raiders

Football Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
Football Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden
  • 5th Vince Lombardi, becomes part owner, vp, gm & head coach of Redskins
  • 7th Diane Crump becomes 1st woman jockey at a major US racetrack (Hialeah)

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10th LSU Pete Maravich scores 66, despite losing to Tulane 101-94

NBA Guard Pete Maravich
NBA Guard
Pete Maravich
  • 11th Diana Crump becomes 1st US woman jockey to ride against men, Hialelah

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21st Ted Williams signs 5-year contract to manage Wash Senators

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 22nd Barbara Jo Rubin becomes 1st female jockey to win at a major US track
  • 25th Pension plan for baseball is agreed to

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1st Bryan Jacob, Palatka Fla, 59 kg (130 lbs) weightlifter (Oly-1992, 96)
  • 1st John Moore, Australian baseball catcher (Olympics-1996)
  • 1st Gabriel Batistuta, Argentine footballer
  • 2nd Ijaz Ahmed Jr, cricketer (one Test Pakistan v Sri Lanka 1995)
  • 2nd Jeff Christy, corner (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 2nd Jody Hull, Cambridge, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers)
  • 2nd Valeri Karpin, Russian footballer
  • 3rd Casey Weldon, NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 3rd Jeff Christy, NFL center (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 3rd Robert Pack, NBA guard (Washington Bullets, Dallas Mavericks)
  • 3rd Terry Bradshaw, US baseball outfielder (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 3rd Retief Goosen, professional golfer
  • 4th Brad Cornett, US baseball pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 4th Chris Crooms, WLAF safety (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 4th Dallas Drake, Trail, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)
  • 4th Joe Sacco, Medford, NHL right wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 6th Anna Acker-Macosko, Marshfield WI, LPGA golfer (1995 Gold Coast Tour)
  • 6th Bob Wickman, Green Bay WI, pitcher (Chicago White Sox, NY Yankees)
  • 6th Greg Patrick, WLAF safety (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 6th James Jones, NFL defensive tackle (Denver Broncos, Baltimore Ravens)
  • 6th Kurt Abbott, US baseball player (Florida Marlins)
  • 6th Rajindra Dhanraj, Trinidad cricket leg-spinner (WI 1994-95)
  • 6th Tim Sherwood, English footballer and manager, born in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
  • 7th Bucky Richardson, US football quarterback (Houston Oilers)
  • 7th Fiona Robinson, Collie Western Aust, basketball player (Oly-bronze-96)
  • 8th Herb Hohenberger, hockey defenseman (Team Austria 1998)
  • 9th Jeff Pahukoa, NFL guard/tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 9th Jimmy Smith, NFL wide receiver (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 9th Peta Edebone, Australian softball outfielder (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 9th Thomas Brandl, Bad Tolz GER, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)
  • 9th Todd Lyght, US football quarterback (St Louis Rams)
  • 10th Jayhawk Owens, catcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 10th Tim Clark, US baseball outfielder (Florida Marlins)
  • 11th Bryan Eversgerd, US baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 11th Joe Valerio, NFL outside corner/tackle (KC Chiefs)
  • 11th Kevin King, US baseball pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
  • 11th Mark Atkinson, cricket wicket-keeper (Tasmanian batsman)
  • 12th Colin Keely, water polo driver (Olympics-96), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 12th Hong Myung-Bo, Korean footballer
  • 14th Chad Magee, Tyler TX, Nike golfer (1993 NIKE Shreveport Open-36th)
  • 14th Harry Colon, NFL safety (Jacksonville Jaguars, Detroit Lions)
  • 14th Jeff Graham, NFL wide receiver (Chicago Bears, NY Jets)
  • 14th Roy Barker, NFL defensive end (Minnesota Vikings, SF 49ers)
  • 15th Brian Williams, Lancaster SC, pitcher (Detroit Tigers, Astros)
  • 15th Edgar Bennett, NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 16th Claude Lambert, boxer (Olympics-96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 16th Fermin Cacho, Barcelona Spain, 1500m (Olympics-2 gold-92, 96)
  • 16th Tim Costo, US baseball infielder (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 17th David Klingler, NFL quarterback (Oakland Raiders, Cin Bengals)
  • 17th Joel Steed, NFL nose tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 17th Levon Kirkland, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 18th Alexander Mogilny, Khavarovsk, 1st soviet to defect to NHL (Sabres)
  • 18th Igor Larionov, Voskresensk Russia, NHL forward (Team Russia, Detroit)
  • 20th Tommy Vardell, El Cajon, California, American NFL fullback (Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions)
  • 21st Dean Noel, CFL full back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 21st Petra Kronberger, Austrian alpine skiier (Olympic-gold-1992)
  • 22nd Kahryn Tough, volleyball (Olympics-96), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 22nd Leslie Spalding, Billings MT, golfer (Montana Women's Amat-90, 91)
  • 22nd Mark Chmura, NFL tight end (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 22nd Shawn Jefferson, NFL wide receiver (San Diego Chargers, NE Patriots)
  • 22nd Brian Laudrup, Danish footballer
  • 23rd Ed McDaniel, NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 23rd Michael Campbell, New Zealand golfer, born in Hawera
  • 23rd Marc Wauters, Belgian cyclist
  • 25th Donald Hodge, NBA center (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 25th Kerry Dienelt, Australian softball catcher/1st baseman (Oly-bronze-96)
  • 25th Michelle Gibson, equestrian dressage (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 26th Brandon Wilson, US baseball infielder (Chicago White Sox)
  • 27th Greg Stevenson, Sherbrooke Quebec, rower (Olympics-11-92, 96)
  • 27th Robert Massey, NFL cornerback (NY Giants)
  • 27th Robert Molenaar, Dutch soccer player (FC Volendam)
  • 27th Willie Banks, US baseball pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
  • 28th Shawn McEachern, Waltham MA, NHL forward (Boston Bruins, Senators)
  • 28th Butch Leitzinger, American race car driver
  • 28th Tor Øivind Ødegaard, Norwegian track runner

Deaths in Sport

  • 2nd Giovanni Martinelli, opera singer (NY Met), dies at 83
  • 9th Manuel Plaza Reyes, Chilean marathoner (Oly-gold 1928), dies at 68
  • 21st Jose de Capriles, Mexican-born US Olympic fencer, dies