February 1969 in Sport

Events in Sport

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Birthdays in Sport

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

Deaths in Sport

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