February 1968 in Sport

Events in Sport


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Feb 1 Vince Lombardi resigns as coach of Green Bay Packers

NFL Coach Vince Lombardi
NFL Coach
Vince Lombardi
  • Feb 4 Bowie Kuhn replaces William Eckert as 5th commissioner of baseball
  • Feb 5 Skater Kees Verkerk wins olympic gold in the 1500m
  • Feb 6 10th Winter Olympic games opens in Grenoble, France
  • Feb 10 Peggy Fleming wins Olympic figure skating gold medal, Grenoble, France
  • Feb 17 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield, Massachusetts opens
  • Feb 18 10th Winter Olympic games close at Grenoble, France
  • Feb 21 Baseball announces a minimum annual salary of $10,000

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Feb 23 Wilt Chamberlain becomes 1st NBAer to score 25,000 points

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • Feb 24 Gary Unger begins NHL consecutive game record of 914 games
  • Feb 25 10th Daytona 500: Cale Yarborough wins (143.251 MPH)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 1 George Quigley Jr, skeet (Olympics 1996), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Feb 1 Javier Sanchez, Spanish tennis star
  • Feb 1 Kent Mercker, Dublin OH, pitcher (Atlanta Braves, Balt Orioles)
  • Feb 1 Mark Recchi, Kamloops, NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens)
  • Feb 1 Sean Millington, CFL fullback (BC Lions)
  • Feb 2 Paul McKenzie, Australian Finn class sailor (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 2 Sari Krooks, ice hockey right wing (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • Feb 2 Scott Erickson, pitcher (Minnesota Twins, Balt Orioles), born in Long Beach, California
  • Feb 2 Sean Elliott, NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs)
  • Feb 2 Steve Henson, NBA guard (Detroit Pistons)
  • Feb 2 Ventson Donelson, CFL cornerback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Feb 3 Frantisek Kucera, NHL defenseman (Vanc Canucks, Olympic gold 1998), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Feb 3 Leroy Thompson, NFL running back (KC Chiefs)
  • Feb 3 Mark Koevermans, Netherlands, tennis star
  • Feb 3 Vlade Divac, Yugoslavia, NBA center (Charlotte Hornets, LA Lakers)
  • Feb 5 Regina Rajchitova, Czech, tennis star
  • Feb 5 Roberto Alomar, infielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in Salinas, Puerto Rico
  • Feb 5 Will Furrer, American football NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers, St Louis Rams), born in Danville, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 6 Imtiaz Abbasi, UAE cricket wicket-keeper (World Cup 1996)
  • Feb 6 Malika Mahfoud, Copenhagen Denmark, golfer (Gippsland Ladies Amateur)
  • Feb 6 Richard Newbill, WLAF linebacker (London Monarchs)
  • Feb 6 Adolfo Valencia, Colombian footballer
  • Feb 7 Martin Sinner, Koblenz Germany, tennis star (1990 Pretoria)
  • Feb 7 Peter Bondra, Lutsk Ukr, NHL right wing (Washington Capitals)
  • Feb 8 Joy Fawcett, soccer defender (Olympics 1996), born in Inglewood, California
  • Feb 8 Ron Goetz, CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Feb 9 Derek Strong, NBA forward (LA Lakers, Orlando Magic)
  • Feb 9 Marcus Meloan, Agana Guam, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 US Amat Champ)
  • Feb 9 Paul Claxton, American professional golfer, born in Vidalia, Georgia
  • Feb 10 Peter Popovic, Swedish NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens), born in Köping, Sweden
  • Feb 10 Ryan Bowen, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Fort Madison, Iowa
  • Feb 12 Todd Fanning, Canadian golfer (Manitoba Amat-1984, 90, 91, 92), born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Feb 13 Matt Mieske, US baseball outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Midland, Michigan
  • Feb 14 Chris Lewis, cricketer (in Guyana England all-rounder)
  • Feb 15 Mieke Suys, Belgian triathlete, born in Ghent, Belgium
  • Feb 16 Cecil Gray, NFL tackle (Arizona Cardinals), born in Harlem, New York
  • Feb 16 Erik Regtop, Dutch soccer player (SC Heerenveen), born in Schoonebeek, Netherlands
  • Feb 17 Bryan Cox, American NFL linebacker and coach (Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears), born in East St. Louis, Illinois
  • Feb 17 Celita Schutz, Riverdale NJ, half-middleweight judoka (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 19 Rob Dimaio, NHL right wing (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Feb 20 Bennie Goods, CFL defensive tackle (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Feb 20 Ted Hankey, English darts player
  • Feb 21 Pellom McDaniels, NFL defensive end (KC Chiefs)
  • Feb 21 Terry Allen, NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings, Wash Redskins)
  • Feb 22 Abeyratne Samarasekera, UAE cricket all-rounder (1996 World Cup)
  • Feb 22 Jayson Williams, NBA center (NJ Nets)
  • Feb 22 Johanne Samarasekera, UAE cricket opening bowler (96 World Cup)
  • Feb 22 Reggie Rivers, NFL running back (Denver Broncos)
  • Feb 22 James Allison, British Formula 1 Technical Director of Mercedes-AMG, born in Louth, Lincolnshire
  • Feb 24 John Velddman, soccer player (Sparta)
  • Feb 24 Vaughn Booker, NFL defensive end (KC Chiefs)
  • Feb 25 David Hulse, American baseball outfielder (Texas Rangers)
  • Feb 26 Brendan Rogers, CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Feb 26 Chris Green, NFL safety (Buffalo Bills)
  • Feb 26 J T Snow, infielder (NY Yankees, California Angels), born in Long Beach, California
  • Feb 26 Leif Rohlin, Vasteras Swe, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)
  • Feb 26 René Groen, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • Feb 27 Loy Vaught, NBA forward (LA Clippers)
  • Feb 27 Mike Sullivan, Marshfield, NHL center (Calgary Flames)
  • Feb 27 Ron Cox, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears)
  • Feb 28 J T Snow, American baseball 1st baseman (NY Yankees, California Angels)
  • Feb 28 Mike Milchin, pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Feb 29 Bryce Paup, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers, Buffalo Bills)
  • Feb 29 Cary Conklin, NFL quarterback (SF 49ers)
  • Feb 29 Chucky Brown, NBA forward (Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks)

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 1 Lawson Little, amateur golfer (US/British Opens 1934,35), dies at 57
  • Feb 22 Omer CFL Tulippe, Belgian geographer, dies at 71