February 1964 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Feb 2 Sjoukje Dijkstra (Neth) wins Olympic gold for figure skating

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Feb 2 Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame - Red Faber, Burleigh Grimes, Tim Keefe, Heinie Manush, John Montgomery Ward, & Miller Huggins

Major League Baseball Pitcher Tim Keefe
Major League Baseball Pitcher
Tim Keefe

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 7 Cassius Clay converts to Islam, and is renamed Muhammad Ali

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Feb 9 9th Winter Olympic games close at Innsbruck, Austria

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 12 End of Richie Benaud's 63-Test Cricket career

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 15 Bill Bradley scores 51 points for Princeton

Basketball Player/US Senator Bill Bradley
Basketball Player/US Senator
Bill Bradley
  • Feb 17 101st member elected to baseball's hall of fame (Luke Appling)
  • Feb 25 Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) TKOs Sonny Liston in 7 for his first world heavyweight championship title
  • Feb 29 Frank Rugani sets badminton shuttlecock distance record, 24.3 m
  • Feb 29 NC high school basketball teams play to 56-54 score in 13 overtime

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 5 Jim Pugh, tennis star, born in Burbank, California
  • Feb 6 Matt Hayes, Australian soling sailor (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 7 Cynthia "Sippy" Woodhead, swimmer (Olympic silver 1984), born in Riverside, California
  • Feb 7 Gretchen Magers, Pittsburgh PA/San Antonio TX, tennis star
  • Feb 8 Dennis Gibson, NFL inside linebacker (San Diego Chargers)
  • Feb 10 Roger Reijners, soccer player (MVV)
  • Feb 10 Sam Graddy, Gaffney SC, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1984)
  • Feb 12 Maurice Douglass, NFL safety (NY Giants)
  • Feb 12 Michel Petit, St Malo, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • Feb 12 Milton Small, cricket pace bowler (WI v Australia 1984)
  • Feb 13 Evi Strasser, Bavaria German, equestrian (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 14 Darrick Brilz, NFL center (Cin Bengals)
  • Feb 14 Gianni Bugno, Italian cyclist
  • Feb 15 Mark Price, NBA guard (Washington Bullets, Orlando Magic)
  • Feb 16 Mark Price, NBA guard (Cleveland Caveliers)
  • Feb 16 Bebeto, Brazilian footballer
  • Feb 17 Mike Campbell, pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Feb 17 Buster Olney, American sports columnist
  • Feb 18 Kevin Tapani, pitcher (Chicago White Sox, Minnesota Twins), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Feb 20 Christian Ruuttu, Lappeenranta FIN, hockey forward (Team Finland)
  • Feb 20 Jeffrey Allan Maggert, Columbia MO, PGA golfer (1993 Walt Disney)
  • Feb 21 Willie Pless, CFL linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Feb 22 Gigi Fernandez, [Beatriz], San Juan PR, US tennis star (Olymp-gold-96)
  • Feb 23 Byron Evans, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Feb 24 Russell Ingall, Australian racing driver
  • Feb 25 Don Majkowski, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions)
  • Feb 27 April Heinrichs, Littleton Colo, US women's soccer coach (Olympic-96)
  • Feb 27 Richard de Vries, soccer player (De Graafschap)
  • Feb 28 Djamolidine Abdoujaparov, Uzbekistan cyclist
  • Feb 29 Henrik Sundstrom, Swedish tennis star

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 6 W L Cornford, England cricket wicket-keeper (4 Tests v NZ 1930), dies
  • Feb 7 Lillian Copeland, US discus thrower (Olympic gold 1932), dies at 59
  • Feb 13 Ken Hubbs, 2nd baseman (Chicago Cubs), dies in plane crash at 22
  • Feb 20 R T Stanyforth, English cricket wicketkeeper (South Africa 1927-28), dies