On This Day

February 1963 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Feb 8 AFL's Dallas Texans become KC Chiefs

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Feb 16 North Carolina forward Billy Cunningham grabs a record 27 rebounds in a game vs Clemson

NBA Forward and Coach Billy Cunningham
NBA Forward and Coach
Billy Cunningham
  • Feb 17 Toru Terasawa runs world record marathon (2:15:15.8
  • Feb 20 End of the Test Cricket careers of Neil Harvey & Alan Davidson

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Feb 20 Willie Mays (SF Giants) signs a record $100,000 per year contract

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Feb 24 5th Daytona 500: Tiny Lund driving for Wood Bros Racing, wins on 4 pit stops as first 10 laps run under caution flag because of rain

AgreementContract of Interest

Feb 27 Mickey Mantle of NY Yankees sign a baseball contract worth $100,000

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 4 Pirmin Zurbriggen, Swiss alpine skier (Olympic gold 1988)
  • Feb 4 Tracie Ruiz-Conforto, Hawaii, sync swimmer (Olympic 2 gold/silver-84, 88)
  • Feb 6 David Capel, English cricketer (England all-rounder in 15 Tests 1987-90), born in Northampton, United Kingdom
  • Feb 6 Mike Hough, Canadian NHL left wing (Florida Panthers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Feb 7 Roland Lefebvre, cricket pace bowler (Glamorgan & Holland)
  • Feb 8 Mohammad Azharuddin, cricketer (elegant Indian batsman 1984-)
  • Feb 8 Raleigh MCkenzie, NFL center/guard (Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers)
  • Feb 9 Bonnie Levin, WPVA volleyballer, born in Miami, Florida
  • Feb 9 Madusa Miceli, [Debra Ann], wrestler (WCW), born in Milan, Italy
  • Feb 9 Mike Rindel, cricketer (N Transvaal opening bat ODI ton v Pak 1995)
  • Feb 10 Bennie Thompson, American football safety (Saints, Chiefs, Cleveland Browns/Ravens), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Feb 10 Harris Huizingh, Dutch football player (FC Groningen)
  • Feb 10 Joakim Nystrom, Swedish tennis star, born in Skellefte√•, Sweden
  • Feb 10 Lenny Dykstra, American MLB centerfielder (NY Met, Philadelphia Phillies), born in Santa Ana, California
  • Feb 11 Todd Benzinger, American baseball player (SF Giants)
  • Feb 11 Jos√© Mari Bakero, Spanish footballer
  • Feb 12 Brent Jones, NFL tight end (SF 49ers), born in Santa Clara, California
  • Feb 14 Jeff Dellenbach, US NFL center (NE Patriots, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Wausau, Wisconsin
  • Feb 14 John Marzano, American baseball catcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 16 Dano Halsall, Swiss swimmer

Person of interestMichael Jordan

Feb 17 Michael Jordan, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward, owner (5-time NBA MVP, 6-time NBA champion Chicago Bulls), born in Brooklyn, New York

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
  • Feb 18 John Gesek, NFL center (Washington Redskins)
  • Feb 18 Rob Andrew, English rugby player

Person of interestCharles Barkley

Feb 20 Charles Barkley, American basketball forward (NBA MVP 1993, 11-time All Star, Olympic gold 1996), born in Leeds, Alabama

NBA Power Forward Charles Barkley
NBA Power Forward
Charles Barkley
  • Feb 21 Greg Turner, New Zealand golfer (4 European Tour titles), born in Dunedin, NZ
  • Feb 21 Michael Gostigian, American pentathelete (Olympic 16th-88, 92, 96), born in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 22 Dave Besteman, American speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Feb 22 Devon Malcolm, Jamaican cricketer (in Jamaica England fast bowler 1989-95), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Feb 22 Vijay Singh, Fijian golfer (Masters 2000, PGA C'ship 1998, 2004) born in Lautoka, Fiji
  • Feb 23 Bobby Bonilla, American outfielder (NY Mets, Baltimore Orioles, Marlins), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 24 Fuad Reveiz, NFL kicker (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Feb 24 Matias Carrillo, Mexican-American baseball outfielder (Florida Marlins)

Person of interestPaul O'Neill

Feb 25 Paul O'Neill, MLB right fielder (Cincinnati Reds, NY Yankees), born in Columbus, Ohio

MLB Right Fielder Paul O'Neill
MLB Right Fielder
Paul O'Neill
  • Feb 25 Tom McHale, NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • Feb 27 Francesco Cancellotti, Italian tennis star, born in Perugia, Italy
  • Feb 28 Claudio Chiappucci, Italian cyclist

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 7 Learco Guerra, Italian road racing cyclist, dies at 60
  • Feb 27 William Auchterlonie, Scottish golfer (British Open 1893), dies at 90