Events in Sport in February 1989

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Hall of fameHall of Fame

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 16 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

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

LPGA Golfer Sherri Turner
LPGA Golfer
Sherri Turner

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

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

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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Feb 25 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

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

NFL Head Coach Tom Landry
NFL Head Coach
Tom Landry

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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