February 1966 in Sport

Events in Sport


AgreementContract of Interest

Feb 11 SF Giant Willie Mays signs highest contract, $130,000 per year

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Feb 14 Wilt Chamberlain breaks NBA career scoring record at 20,884 points

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • Feb 15 Kees Verkerk becomes world champion all-round skater
  • Feb 16 End of Wally Grout's Test Cricket career, 187 dismissals as Australian wicketkeeper
  • Feb 27 Ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Diane Towler and Bernard Ford of great Britain
  • Feb 28 Sandy Koufax & Don Drysdale begin a joint holdout against Dodgers

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 1 Eddie Zambrano, Venezuelan-American baseball outfielder (Chicago Cubs)
  • Feb 1 Michelle Akers, soccer forward (Olympics 1996), born in Santa Clara, California
  • Feb 1 Rob Lee, English footballer
  • Feb 2 Andrei Chesnokov, Russian tennis star
  • Feb 2 Bob Alan Estes, Graham TX, PGA golfer (1994 Texas Open)
  • Feb 2 Tony Plourde, Chibougamau Quebec, sabre (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 2 Victor Muhammad, WLAF running back (London Monarchs)
  • Feb 3 Danny Morrison, cricket pace bowler (NZ since 1987)
  • Feb 3 Sean Patrick Wade, NZ marathoner (Olympics 1996), born in Houston, Texas
  • Feb 4 Barry Klein, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • Feb 4 Viatcheslav Ekimov, Russian cyclist
  • Feb 5 Jose Maria Olazabal, golfer
  • Feb 5 Apostolos Nanos, Greek archer
  • Feb 6 Alex Antonitsch, Austrian tennis star
  • Feb 6 Tom Tupa, NFL punter/quarterback (Cleveland Browns, NE Patriots)
  • Feb 8 Kirk Muller, Kingston, NHL center (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • Feb 8 Hristo Stoichkov, Bulgarian footballer
  • Feb 9 Ellen van Langen, Dutch athlete
  • Feb 10 Daryl Johnston, American NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys), born in Youngstown, New York
  • Feb 11 Alexander Semak, Ufa Russia, NHL center (NY Islanders)
  • Feb 11 Anthony Parker, NFL cornerback (Minnesota Vikings, St Louis Rams, TB Bucs)
  • Feb 11 Patrick Kuhnen, West Germany, tennis star
  • Feb 14 Clark Sherwood Dennis, PGA golfer (1990 Hawaiian Open-3rd), born in Houston, Texas
  • Feb 14 Petr Svoboda, Most Cze, NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers, Olympic gold 1998)
  • Feb 15 Melido Perez, Dominican-American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), born in San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic
  • Feb 15 Petra Huber, Austrian professional tennis player
  • Feb 16 Eric Uptagrafft, prone rifle (Olympics 1996), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Feb 17 Luc Robitaille, NHL left wing (NY Rangers, Pitts Penguins), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Feb 17 Ioannis Kalitzakis, Greek footballer
  • Feb 18 Kris King, Bracebridge, NHL left wing (Winnipeg Jets)
  • Feb 18 Phillip De Freitas, cricket pace bowler (in Dominica England 1986-95)
  • Feb 19 Matthew Ryan, team handball circle (Olympics 1996), born in Port Jefferson, New York
  • Feb 19 Paul Haarhuis, Eindhoven Neth, tennis star (1994 US/Austral doubles)
  • Feb 19 Peter Douris, NHL right wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Feb 19 William White, NFL safety (KC Chiefs, Atlanta Falcons)
  • Feb 19 Enzo Scifo, Belgian footballer
  • Feb 20 Britt Hager, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos, St Louis Rams)
  • Feb 20 Cindy Crawford, Dekalb Ill, supermodel (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit)
  • Feb 20 Dennis Allen Mitchell, Cherry Point NC, 100m/200m (Olympic silver 1996)
  • Feb 20 Derek Lilliquist, American baseball pitcher (Cleveland Indians, Atl Braves)
  • Feb 21 Chris Donnels, American baseball infielder (Houston Astros)
  • Feb 21 Edie Boyer, discus thrower, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Feb 22 Brent Severyn, Vegreville, NHL defenseman (NY Islanders)
  • Feb 23 John Druce, NHL right wing (Philadelphia Flyers, LA Kings), born in Peterborough, Canada
  • Feb 24 Rene Arocha, Cubans-American baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Feb 25 Don Anurasiri, cricketer (Sri Lankan slow left-armer)
  • Feb 26 Wesley Walls, NFL tight end (Carolina Panthers, SF 49ers, New Orleans Saints)
  • Feb 27 Chris Howard, American baseball catcher (Seattle Mariners)
  • Feb 27 Pete Smith, American baseball player (Atlanta Braves, NY Mets)
  • Feb 28 Erik van Kessel, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • Feb 28 Jan Varholik, Kosice CZE, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia)
  • Feb 28 Tim Goad, NFL defensive tackle (Cleveland Browns)
  • Feb 28 Vincent Askew, NBA guard/forward (Seattle Supersonics, Trailblazers)
  • Feb 28 Paulo Futre, Portuguese footballer

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 25 James D. Norris, American sports businessman (Chicago Black Hawks), dies at 59