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

Event of interestEvent 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens

Event of interestEvent 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

Sport awardGolf Tournament

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

NFL Head Coach Tom Landry
NFL Head Coach
Tom Landry

Sport awardGolf Tournament

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