February 1982 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 7th Joanne Carner wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
  • 8th Dodgers trade Davey Lopes to A's breaking up the longest-playing infield (Cey-Russell-Lopes-Garvey)
  • 9th 34th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 4-2 at Washington

Sports record brokenNHL Record

12th Wayne Gretzky scores 153rd point of season, breaking NHL record

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

Event of interestEvent of Interest

13th Islander's Bryan Trottier scores 5 goals against Flyers

NHL Star Bryan Trottier
NHL Star
Bryan Trottier
  • 14th Hollis Stacy wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
  • 15th Dan Issel (NBA-Nuggets), begins streak of 63 consecutive free throw
  • 17th Commencement of Sri Lanka's 1st Test Cricket match, v England
  • 20th NY Islanders wins then NHL record 15th straight game

Sport awardGolf Tournament

21st Beth Daniel wins LPGA Bent Tree Ladies Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • 24th Basketball team Boston Celtics begin 18 NBA game win streak
  • 24th Wayne Gretzky scores NHL-record 78th goal of season en route to 92

Event of interestEvent of Interest

26th Test Cricket debut of batsman Martin Crowe, playing for New Zealand v Australia in Wellington, run out for 9

Cricketer Martin Crowe
Martin Crowe
  • 27th Dan Issel (NBA-Nuggets), hits on 63rd consecutive free throw
  • 28th Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Arizona Copper Golf Classic

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1st Shoaib Malik, Pakistani cricketer
  • 2nd Sergio Castaño, Spanish footballer
  • 2nd Kelly Mazzante, American basketball player
  • 3rd Alan Gurr, Australian V8 Supercar driver
  • 4th Tomas Vaitkus, Lithuanian professional road racing cyclist
  • 5th Aidin Nikkhah Bahrami, Iranian basketball player (d. 2007)
  • 5th Rodrigo Palacio, Argentine footballer
  • 5th Tomas Kopecky, Ice hockey player
  • 5th Kevin Everett, American football player
  • 8th Eric Alexander, American football player
  • 10th Keith Dunne, Irish footballer
  • 10th Iafeta Paleaaesina, New Zealand rugby league player
  • 10th Justin Gatlin, American sprinter
  • 12th Onil Joseph, Dominican baseball player
  • 12th Louis Tsatoumas, Greek long jumper
  • 13th Michael Turner, Running Back for the San Diego Chargers
  • 14th Marián Gáborík, Slovak hockey player
  • 17th Adriano, Brazilian footballer
  • 17th Brian Bruney, American baseball player
  • 20th Jason Hirsh, American baseball player
  • 21st Bernhard Auinger, Austrian racing driver
  • 24th Emanuel Villa, Argentine footballer
  • 24th Klára Zakopalová, Czech tennis player
  • 24th Nick Blackburn, American baseball player
  • 25th Chris Baird, Irish footballer
  • 25th Anton Volchenkov, Russian ice hockey player

Deaths in Sport

  • 10th K R Meher-Homji, cricket wk (Test as Indian, catch no stumped), dies
  • 12th Hal Hooker, cricket (307 partners with Kippax for last wicket), dies
  • 17th Nestor Chylak, American baseball umpire (b. 1922)
  • 25th J K Irani, cricket wicketkeeper (2 Tests for India 1947-48), dies