On This Day

February 20, 1971 in Sport

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

"Mr. Hockey," Gordie Howe scores a goal and adds 3 assists, including his 1,800th career NHL point, in 6-5 Red Wings' win over Buffalo in Detroit; Howe's 1,670th game

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe

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Bruin Phil Esposito is NHL's quickest to score 50 goals in a season

NHL Star Phil Esposito
NHL Star
Phil Esposito

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jari Litmanen, soccer player (Ajax)
  • Joost can der Westhuizen, South African rugby player, born in Pretoria (d. 2017)