February 1965 in Sport

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 1 Former world heavyweight boxing champion Floyd Patterson beats Canadian George Chuvalo by unanimous decision in a 12-round non-title clash at New York’s Madison Square Garden; 'The Ring' names bout Fight of the Year.

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson

Sport awardTennis Open

Feb 1 Australian Championships Women's Tennis: Australian Margaret Smith wins 6th straight home singles title; beats Maria Bueno of Brazil 5-7, 6-4, 5-2; Bueno retired injured

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno

Sport awardAustralian Tennis Open

Feb 1 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson wins 3rd consecutive Australian title; beats fellow Australian 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 14 7th Daytona 500: Fred Lorenzen wins driving for Holman-Moody; race ends on lap 133 due to persistent rain
  • 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, South African cricketer (South African all-rounder in one-dayers 1992), born in Queenstown, South Africa
  • 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, American badminton player (Olympic-92), born in Rangoon, Burma
  • Feb 5 Tarik Benhabiles, Algerian tennis player, born in Algiers, Algeria
  • Feb 5 Gheorghe Hagi, Romanian footballer, born in Săcele, Romania
  • Feb 7 Reginald Thal, soccer player (MVV)
  • 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, American NFL linebacker (San Diego Chargers, Atlanta Falcons), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Feb 10 Lenny Webster, American catcher (Montreal Expos), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Feb 11 Vicki Wilson, Australian netballer
  • Feb 12 Rubén Amaro Jr., US baseball outfielder (Cleveland Indians), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 13 Kenny Harrison, US triple jumper, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Feb 14 Jessie Tuggle, US NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons), born in Griffin, Georgia
  • Feb 15 Craig Matthews, South African cricket pace bowler (South African Test), born in Cape Town, South Africa
  • 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, Canadian hockey defenseman (Team Germany), born in Regina, Canada
  • Feb 21 Keith Arthurton, West Indian cricketer (Charlestown, Nevis WI lefty batsman), born in Nevis, Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Feb 22 Chris Dudley, American NBA center (NY Knicks, Portland Trail Blazers), born in Stamford, Connecticut
  • Feb 22 Joe Reekie, American NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals), born in Victoria, Canada

Person of interestPat LaFontaine

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

NHL Star Pat LaFontaine
NHL Star
Pat LaFontaine
  • Feb 23 Helena Suková, Czech tennis player (14 Grand Slam doubles & mixed doubles titles), born in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Feb 24 Paul Gruber, NFL tackle (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Feb 24 Lloyd McGrath, former English footballer
  • Feb 26 Donald Narcisse, American CFL receiver (Saskatchewan Roughriders), born in Port Arthur, Texas
  • Feb 27 Sandra Cecchini, Italian tennis star (1995 Warsaw doubles), born in Bologna, Italy
  • Feb 28 Duane Ferrell, NBA forward (SF Warriors, Indiana Pacers)
  • Feb 28 Mikko Makela, Tampere Finland, NHL right wing (NY Islanders)