February 1965 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport awardTennis Open

Feb 1 53rd Women's Australian Championships: Margaret Court beats Maria Bueno (5-7, 6-4, 5-2 ret.)

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno

Sport awardTennis Open

Feb 1 53rd Men's Australian Championships: Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle (7-9, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-1)

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
  • Feb 3 Braves offer Milwaukee $500,000 to terminate their lease a year earlier, the proposal is turned down
  • Feb 11 Braves propose to pay 5 cents from each ticket to bring a new team to Milwaukee
  • Feb 17 US-Japan baseball relations suspended over Masanori Murakami dispute
  • Feb 19 NFL adds 6th official - the line judge

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 1 David Callaghan, cricketer (South African all-rounder in one-dayers 1992)
  • Feb 2 Harry Swayne, NFL tackle (San Diego Chargers, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Feb 2 Carl Airey, English footballer
  • Feb 3 Dorcas Wonsavage, cross country skier (Olympics 1994), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Feb 4 John van Loen, Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord, San Frecce)
  • Feb 5 Ben Lee, Rangoon Burma, US badminton player (Olympic-92)
  • Feb 5 James David McGovern, Teaneck NJ, PGA golfer (1993 Shell Houston Open)
  • Feb 5 Tarik Benhabiles, Algeria, tennis star
  • Feb 5 Gheorghe Hagi, Romanian footballer
  • Feb 7 Kristal Parker-Gregory, LPGA golfer (1995 Hawaiian-20th), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Feb 7 Reginald Thal, soccer player (MVV)
  • Feb 8 Carmen Savy, Brisbane QLD, golfer (1990 Brisbane & District)
  • Feb 8 Jim Thornton, NFL tight end (Houston Oilers)
  • Feb 8 Lee Knight, CFL full back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Feb 8 Rod Bernstine, NFL running back (Denver Broncos)
  • Feb 8 Terry McDaniel, NFL cornerback (Oakland Raiders, LA Raiders)
  • Feb 9 David Brandon, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Falcons)
  • Feb 9 Igor Malkov, Russian speed skater
  • Feb 10 Lenny Webster, catcher (Montreal Expos), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Feb 11 Angie Ridgeway, Wabash IN, LPGA golfer (1992 Sara Lee-8th)
  • Feb 11 Vicki Wilson, Australian netballer
  • Feb 12 Ruben Amaro, American baseball outfielder (Cleveland Indians)
  • Feb 13 Kenny Harrison, triple jumper, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Feb 14 Jessie Tuggle, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Feb 15 Craig Matthews, cricket pace bowler (South African Test)
  • Feb 17 Jim Bowie, Japanese-American baseball infielder (Oakland Athletics)
  • Feb 19 Andrew Jameson, British(?) swimmer
  • Feb 19 John Commins, cricketer (South African Test batsman v NZ 1994-95)
  • Feb 21 Jayson Meyer, Regina Saskatchewan, hockey defenseman (Team Germany)
  • Feb 21 Keith Arthurton, cricketer (Charlestown, Nevis WI lefty bat)
  • Feb 22 Chris Dudley, NBA center (NY Knicks, Portland Trail Blazers)
  • Feb 22 Joe Reekie, Victoria, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 22 Pat LaFontaine, NHL center (NY Islanders, Buffalo Sabres, NY Rangers), born in St. Louis, Missouri

NHL Star Pat LaFontaine
NHL Star
Pat LaFontaine
  • Feb 23 Helena Sukova, tennis star (1985 US Open's Double), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Feb 24 Paul Gruber, NFL tackle (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Feb 24 Lloyd McGrath, former English footballer
  • Feb 26 Donald Narcisse, CFL receiver (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Feb 26 Matt Jackson, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Payless), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • Feb 27 Sandra Cecchini, Bologna Italy, tennis star (1995 Warsaw doubles)
  • Feb 28 Duane Ferrell, NBA forward (SF Warriors, Indiana Pacers)
  • Feb 28 Mikko Makela, Tampere Finland, NHL right wing (NY Islanders)