On This Day

February 1967 in Sports History

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 1 The 10-team American Basketball Association (ABA) with George Mikan as Commissioner is formed and lasts 9 years; its three-point shot remains a feature of the game

NBA Center George Mikan
NBA Center
George Mikan
  • Feb 2 Formation of American Basketball Association is announced

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Feb 6 Muhammad Ali pummels Ernie Terrell for 15 rounds to retain his world heavyweight boxing crown at Houston Astrodome; regains Terrell’s WBA belt as well

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 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

CarDaytona 500

Feb 26 9th Daytona 500: Mario Andretti wins his first and only NASCAR Grand National event; only time driver born outside the US has ever won the Great American Race

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, American baseball 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 Bob Taylor, English footballer
  • Feb 4 Sergei Grinkov, figure skater (Olympic gold pairs 1988, 94; World C'ship gold pairs 1986-87, 89-90), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1995)
  • Feb 7 Joseph Tilford Leigh Greene, long jumper (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Feb 7 Richie Burnett, Welsh darts player (BDO World Darts Champion 1995), born in Cwmparc, Rhondda, Wales
  • Feb 8 Yvon Corriveau, Ontario, NHL left wing (Wash Caps)
  • Feb 9 Stevon Moore, NFL safety (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens)
  • Feb 9 Todd Pratt, American baseball catcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 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, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Princeton, New Jersey
  • Feb 11 Chris Reohr, American fencer (Olympics 1996), born in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 11 Derek King, Canadian NHL left wing (NY Islanders), born in Hamilton, Canada
  • Feb 11 John Patterson, American baseball infielder (SF Giants), born in Orange, Texas
  • Feb 11 Uwe Daßler, German swimmer, born in Ebersbach, Görlitz
  • Feb 13 Eddie Pye, American baseball infielder (LA Dodgers), born in Columbia, Tennessee
  • Feb 13 Bas Roorda, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen, NEC), born in Assen, Netherlands
  • Feb 13 Stanimir Stoilov, Bulgarian footballer and coach, born in Haskovo, Bulgaria
  • Feb 14 Calle Johansson, Swedish NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Feb 14 Laura Martin, American WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-13th-1994), born in La Jolla, California
  • Feb 14 Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere, Bulgarian tennis player (Hopman Cup 1992, Switzerland; 19 x WTA titles; World #11 1993), born in Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 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, Welsh 100m hurdler (Olympic silver 1988), born in Cardiff, Wales
  • Feb 18 Matt Turner, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 2019)
  • Feb 18 Roberto Baggio, Italian footballer, (FIFA World Player of the Year 1993), born in Caldogno, Italy
  • 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 Leroy Russel Burrell, American long jumper (Olympics 1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 21 Patrick Lodewijks, Dutch soccer player (PSV, FC Groningen), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Feb 22 Marianne Ihalainen, Finnish ice hockey right wing (Finland, Olympics 1998), born in Tampere, Finland
  • Feb 22 Steve Broussard, American NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 23 Gord Murphy, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Feb 23 Steve Stricker, American golfer (12 PGA Tour titles; US Senior Open, The Tradition 2019), 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, American baseball infielder (KC Royals), born in Sarasota, Florida
  • Feb 26 Roman Fortin, American NFL center (Atlanta Falcons), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Feb 26 Scott Service, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Feb 27 Dallas Eakins, American-Canadian NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets), born in Dade City, Florida
  • Feb 27 Robert Kron, Czech NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers), born in Brno, Czechia
  • 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 soccer defender (2 caps; Middlesborough, Nottingham Forest), born in Durham, England

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 1 Ernie Bromley, Australian cricket batsman (2 Tests; first Western Australian to play Test cricket for Australia), dies at 54