February 1996 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Feb 4 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 20-13
  • Feb 8 NFL & Cleveland allows Art Modell to move his NFL franchise to Balt but he had to leave the Browns' name behind
  • Feb 11 46th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 129-118 at San Antonio

Sport awardSports Awards

Feb 12 4th ESPY Awards: Cal Ripken, Rebecca Lobo win

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr

Sports record brokenNFL Record

Feb 15 Bill Belichick is fired by the Cleveland Browns, finishing his Cleveland coaching career with a record of 36-44

NFL Coach Bill Belichick
NFL Coach
Bill Belichick

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 15 American boxer Tommy Morrison announces he has contracted HIV

Heavyweight Boxer Tommy Morrison
Heavyweight Boxer
Tommy Morrison
  • Feb 17 1st full ODI for the Netherlands, v NZ, cricket World Cup Nolan Clarke makes ODI debut for Netherlands at age 47

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 18 First ODI for Kenya national cricket team in Cricket World Cup v India: Sachin Tendulkar scores 127*

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer
Sachin Tendulkar

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Feb 24 Meg Mallon wins LPGA Cup o' Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer
Meg Mallon
  • Feb 29 Kenya defeat West Indies (all out 93) in Cricket World Cup

Divorces in Sport


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Feb 22 Actress Halle Berry files for divorce from David Justice

Actress Halle Berry
Actress
Halle Berry
MLB Outfielder David Justice
MLB Outfielder
David Justice

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 9 Neil Franklin, soccer star, dies at 74
  • Feb 11 Cyril Poole, cricket (Notts 1946-62, England 1951-52 in 3 Tests), dies
  • Feb 14 Bob Paisley, football manager, dies at 77
  • Feb 19 Charles O Finley, baseball owner (Oakland A's), dies at 76
  • Feb 22 Helmut Schoen, soccer coach, dies at 80
  • Feb 23 Freddie Stocks, cricket (cent on debut & wkt on 1st ball, Notts), dies
  • Feb 27 Pat Smythe, show jumper, dies at 67