February 1967 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Feb 2 Formation of American Basketball Association is announced

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Feb 6 Muhammad Ali TKOs Ernie Terrell in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Feb 8 Longest losing streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (10 games)
  • Feb 12 Kees Verkerk becomes world champ all round skater
  • Feb 18 Bob Seagren sets pole vault record at 17'3"
  • Feb 18 Softball pitcher Eddie Feigner strikes out 6 straight major leaguers
  • Feb 19 Stien Kaiser becomes world champion lady's skater
  • Feb 22 Sling-shot goal post & 6' wide border around field are standard in NFL
  • Feb 23 Ted Workman replaces Senator Keith Davey as CFL commissioner

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 26 9th Daytona 500: Mario Andretti wins (146.926 MPH)

Racing Car Driver Mario Andretti
Racing Car Driver
Mario Andretti

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Feb 28 Wilt Chamberlain sinks NBA record 35th consecutive field goal

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 1 Tim Naehring, infielder (Boston Red Sox), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Feb 2 Arturs Irbe, Latvian hockey player
  • Feb 3 Aurelio Vidmar, soccer player (Standard Luik, Feyenoord)
  • Feb 3 Jason Morris, Scotia NY, half-middleweight judoka (Oly-silver-92, 96)
  • Feb 3 Natalie Hunter, Australian canoeist (Olympics-96), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Feb 3 Bob Taylor, English footballer
  • Feb 4 Sergei Grinkov, Russian ice skater
  • Feb 6 Bennie Dekker, Dutch soccer player (NEC/AZ/De Graafschap)
  • Feb 6 Mike Evans, WLAF defensive tackle (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Feb 6 Randy Hilliard, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Feb 7 Joseph Tilford Leigh Greene, long jumper (Oly-br-92, 96), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Feb 8 Yvon Corriveau, Ontario, NHL left wing (Wash Caps)
  • Feb 9 Kate Golden, LPGA golfer (1992 Ping/Welch-5th), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • Feb 9 Stevon Moore, NFL safety (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens)
  • Feb 9 Todd Pratt, US baseball catcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Feb 10 Bradley Hughes, Mordialloc VIC, Australian golfer
  • Feb 10 Dwayne "Road Grader" White, NFLer (NY Jets, St Louis)
  • Feb 10 Jacky Durand, French cyclist
  • Feb 11 Barbara Byrne, Princeton NJ, rower (Olympics-96)
  • Feb 11 Chris Reohr, Ridley Park Pa, fencer (Olympics-96)
  • Feb 11 Derek King, Hamilton, NHL left wing (NY Islanders)
  • Feb 11 John Patterson, US baseball infielder (SF Giants)
  • Feb 11 Uwe Da├čler, German swimmer
  • Feb 12 Andrew Dunkley, golfer (1991-93 Co-Captain U of W Fla), born in Kent, England
  • Feb 13 Bas Roorda, soccer player (FC Groningen) [or Feb 21]
  • Feb 13 Eddie Pye, US baseball infielder (LA Dodgers)
  • Feb 13 Stanimir Stoilov, Bulgarian footballer and coach
  • Feb 14 Calle Johansson, Goteborg Swe, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
  • Feb 14 Laura Martin, LaJolla California, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-13th-1994)
  • Feb 14 Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere, Sofia Bulgaria, tennis player (1984 US Mix)
  • Feb 16 Robert Massey, NFL cornerback (Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions)
  • Feb 16 John Valentin, infielder (Boston Red Sox), born in Mineola, New York
  • Feb 16 Keith Gretzky, former hockey player; brother of Wayne Gretzky
  • Feb 17 Gary Shuchuk, Edmonton, NHL center (LA Kings)
  • Feb 18 Colin Jackson, Cardiff Wales, 100m hurdler (Olympic silver 1988)
  • Feb 18 Matt Turner, US baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • Feb 18 Roberto Baggio, Italian footballer, (FIFA World Player of the Year 1993), born in Caldogno
  • Feb 19 Roel Liefden, soccer player (Dordrecht '90, FC Groningen)
  • Feb 20 Broderick Thomas, NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Minn, Cowboys)
  • Feb 20 Chris Singleton, NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
  • Feb 20 Kurt Knudsen, US baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • Feb 20 Theresa Luke, Canadian rower (Olympics-96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Feb 20 Tom Waddle, NFL player (Chicago Bears/Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Feb 21 Bas Roorda, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen, NEC) [or Feb 13]
  • Feb 21 Leroy Russel Burrell, long jumper (Olympics-96), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 21 Patrick Lodewijks, Dutch soccer player (PSV, FC Groningen)
  • Feb 22 Marianne Ihalainen, ice hockey right wing (Finland, Oly-98)
  • Feb 22 Steve Broussard, NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Feb 23 Gord Murphy, Willowdale, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
  • Feb 23 Steven C Stricker, Edgerton WI, PGA golfer (1994 Northern Telecom-2nd)
  • Feb 25 Jenny Byrne, tennis star (1984 Futures-Wyong-AUS), born in Perth, Australia
  • Feb 25 Rich Rowland, US baseball catcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • Feb 26 David Howard, Sarasota FL, infielder (KC Royals)
  • Feb 26 Roman Fortin, NFL center (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Feb 26 Scott Service, US baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Feb 27 Dallas Eakins, Dade City, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets)
  • Feb 27 Frantisek Kaberle, Brno CZE, hockey forward (Team Czech Rep)
  • Feb 27 Robert Kron, Brno Cze, NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers)
  • Feb 28 Antone Davis, NFL tackle (Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Feb 28 Jeff[rey] Pfaendtner, rower (Olympics-bronze-1996), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Feb 28 Colin Cooper, English footballer

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 1 Ernie Bromley, cricketer (2 Tests for Australia 1933-34), dies