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 (Olympic silver 1992, 96)
  • Feb 3 Natalie Hunter, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), 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 (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Feb 7 Richie Burnett, Welsh darts player (winner World Darts Championship 1995), born in Cwmparc, Rhondda
  • 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, American baseball catcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Feb 10 Bradley Hughes, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Feb 10 Dwayne "Road Grader" White, NFLer (NY Jets, St Louis), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 10 Jacky Durand, French cyclist, born in Laval, France
  • Feb 11 Barbara Byrne, Princeton NJ, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 11 Chris Reohr, Ridley Park Pa, fencer (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 11 Derek King, Hamilton, NHL left wing (NY Islanders)
  • Feb 11 John Patterson, American baseball infielder (SF Giants)
  • Feb 11 Uwe Da├čler, German swimmer
  • Feb 12 Andrew Dunkley, English golfer (1991-93 Co-Captain U of W Fla), born in Kent, England
  • Feb 13 Bas Roorda, Dutch football player (FC Groningen) [or Feb 21], born in Assen, Netherlands
  • Feb 13 Eddie Pye, US baseball infielder (LA Dodgers), born in Columbia, Tennessee
  • Feb 13 Stanimir Stoilov, Bulgarian footballer and coach, born in Haskovo, Bulgaria
  • 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, Canadian former NHL centre and coach (LA Kings), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Feb 18 Colin Jackson, Cardiff Wales, 100m hurdler (Olympic silver 1988)
  • Feb 18 Matt Turner, American 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, American baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • Feb 20 Theresa Luke, Canadian rower (Olympics 1996), 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 1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 21 Patrick Lodewijks, Dutch soccer player (PSV, FC Groningen)
  • Feb 22 Marianne Ihalainen, ice hockey right wing (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • Feb 22 Steve Broussard, NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Feb 23 Gord Murphy, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers), born in Toronto, Canada
  • Feb 23 Steve Stricker, PGA golfer (1994 Northern Telecom-2nd), born in Edgerton, Wisconsin
  • Feb 25 Jenny Byrne, tennis star (1984 Futures-Wyong-AUS), born in Perth, Australia
  • Feb 25 Rich Rowland, American baseball catcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • Feb 26 David Howard, infielder (KC Royals), born in Sarasota, Florida
  • Feb 26 Roman Fortin, NFL center (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Feb 26 Scott Service, American 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 (Olympic 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