Events in Sport in February 1989

  • 3rd Baseball's National League announces Yanks' broadcaster Bill White will its 1st African American President
  • 3rd Start 1st Test Cricket, NZ v Pak, washed out
  • 5th Kareem Abdul-Jabar becomes 1st NBA player to score 38,000 points
  • 7th 40th NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 9-5 at Edmonton

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

7th Tennis superstar Bjorn Borg, apparently attempts suicide in Milan

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • 8th Jockey Chris Antley begins record of 64 consecutive winning days
  • 9th Kevin Johnson (Phoenix) ends NBA free throw streak of 57 games

Hall-of-fameHall of Fame

10th Celtic KC Jones & Cavalier Lenny Wilkens elected to NBA Hall of Fame

NBA Point Guard and Coach Lenny Wilkens
NBA Point Guard and Coach
Lenny Wilkens
  • 10th Minor League Football System opens organizational meeting, St Louis
  • 10th Test Cricket debut of Aaqib Javed, Pak v NZ age 16 years 189 days
  • 10th To gain deregulation WWF admits pro wrestling is an exhibition & not a sport, in a NJ court
  • 12th 39th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 143-134 at Houston
  • 12th 50th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Larry Mowry
  • 12th Thursday's Child sets sailing record, NY-Cape Horn-SF, 80 d 20 h
  • 13th Oklahoma football player Charles Thompson is charged with selling cocaine; he is later sentenced to 2 years in prison
  • 16th Orel Hershiser, Dodger pitcher signs $7.9M-3 year contract

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

16th Roger Clemens, Red Sox pitcher signs $7.5M-3 year contract

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

17th Former baseball player/manager Leo Durocher injured in a car crash

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 17th Orel Hershiser, Dodger pitcher signs record $7.9M-3 year contract

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

18th Sherri Turner wins LPGA Orix Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open/Itoki Pro-Am

LPGA Golfer Sherri Turner
LPGA Golfer
Sherri Turner

Conference-meetingMeeting of Interest

21st Pete Rose meets with Commissioner Ueberroth to discuss his gambling

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 24th Harold E Ballard sells CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats to David Braley

Sport-defeatBoxing Title Fight

25th Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
Boxer Frank Bruno
Boxer
Frank Bruno

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

26th Dallas Cowboys fire coach Tom Landry after a 29-year career

NFL Head Coach Tom Landry
NFL Head Coach
Tom Landry

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

26th Betsy King wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open/Helene Curtis Pro-Am

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • 26th NY Yankees announce that Tom Seaver is their new TV sportscaster
  • 26th California court throws out most of Margo Adams's $12 million breach-of- contract suit against Red Sox third baseman Wade Boggs
  • 28th Red Schoendienst & Al Barlick elected to baseball's Hall of Fame