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

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

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

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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

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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
  • 26th Test Cricket debut of Martin Crowe, v Australia Wellington, run out 9
  • 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