February 1962 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Feb 2 1st pole vault over 16' (4.88m) (John Uelses-16', Melrose Games)
  • Feb 3 John Uelses pole vaults record 489 cm
  • Feb 4 Russian newspaper Izvestia reports baseball is an old Russian game

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Feb 7 Sam Snead wins LPGA Royal Poinciano Plaza Golf Invitational

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 17 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Philadelphia Warriors scores 67 points vs St Louis Hawks

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Feb 18 Louise Suggs wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • Feb 18 4th Daytona 500: Fireball Roberts wins (152.529 MPH)
  • Feb 22 Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record with 34 free throw attempts
  • Feb 25 Mike O'Hara completes record 97th marathon
  • Feb 25 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Philadelphia Warriors scores 67 points vs NY Knicks for the second year in a row

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 1 José Luis Cuciuffo, Argentinian footballer (d. 2004)
  • Feb 2 Ben Testerman, tennis star, born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Feb 2 Andy Fordham, English darts player
  • Feb 2 Paul Kilgus, baseball player
  • Feb 3 Joe Handle, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • Feb 4 Vern Fleming, American NBA basketball player (Olympic gold 1984), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 4 Dan Plesac, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Feb 7 Alan Sippy, cricketer (dashing Bombay lefty batsman of 1980's)
  • Feb 9 Diego Perez, Spanish tennis star
  • Feb 10 Bobby Czyz, American boxer, born in Orange, New Jersey
  • Feb 11 Eric Vanderaerden, Belgian cyclist
  • Feb 12 Jimmy Kirkwood, Irish-born field hockey player, born in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
  • Feb 13 Jackie Silva, Brazilian volleyballer (Pan Am-Bronze), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Feb 17 Hennie Meijer, soccer player (Cambuur L, FC Heerenveen)
  • Feb 17 Tony Blain, cricketer (NZ Test wicket-keeper)
  • Feb 18 Gary Reasons, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)
  • Feb 18 Simon Fletcher, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos)
  • Feb 19 Alvaro Espinoza, Venezuela, baseball shortstop (NY Yanks, NY Mets)

Person of interestHana Mandlikova

Feb 19 Hana Mandlíková, Czech tennis player (4 Grand Slam titles), born in Prague, Czech Republic

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Hana Mandlikova
  • Feb 20 Adam Schreiber, NFL center/guard (Atlanta Falcons, NY Giants)
  • Feb 22 Lisa Jacquin, equestrian show jumper (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 22 Les Wallace, Scottish darts player
  • Feb 25 Birgit Fischer, German DR, 500m kayaker (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Feb 25 Cammy Ciarelli, WPVA volleyballer (Best of Beach-2nd-1995), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Feb 26 Sheila Cornell, Encino Fla, softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996)
  • Feb 27 Kory Tarpenning, pole vaulter, born in Portland, Oregon
  • Feb 27 Veronica Ribot-Canales, US diver (Olympics 1996), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Feb 28 Angela Bailey, England, Canadian 4X100m relayer (Olympic silver 1984)
  • Feb 28 Chunli Li, table tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Feb 28 Steve Tsujiura, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 7 Arthur Carr, cricketer (11 Tests for Eng 22-29), dies shovelling snow