February 1973 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Feb 1 Outfielder Monte Irvin is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Special Committee on the Negro Leagues; fourth inductee through the committee

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Feb 2 Test debut of champion New Zealand cricket all-rounder Sir Richard Hadlee; drawn 1st Test v Pakistan, Wellington

Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Cricketer
Richard Hadlee
  • Feb 4 Islanders & Sabres had a penalty free game
  • Feb 7 1st time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0
  • Feb 10 2nd time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0
  • Feb 10 Pakistani cricketer Mushtaq Mohammad scores 201 runs in a match against New Zealand
  • Feb 11 Philadelphia 76ers lose their 20th NBA game in a row

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Feb 14 Muhammad Ali beats British heavyweight boxing champion Joe Bugner by unanimous points decision in 12 rounds at Las Vegas Convention Centre

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Feb 15 Friendsville Academy (Tenn) ends 138-game basketball losing streak
  • Feb 17 Rodney Redmond scores 107 on debut v Pakistan, his only Test Cricket
  • Feb 18 15th Daytona 500: Richard Petty wins his 4th Great American Race by more than 2 laps from Bobby Isaac
  • Feb 20 10th time Islanders shut-out-4-0 vs Penguins
  • Feb 21 Chicago Black Hawks, record 262nd NHL game without being shut-out
  • Feb 27 White Sox slugger Dick Allen signs 3 year $750,000 contract

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 1 Andrew DeClercq, American NBA forward (Golden State Warriors, Boston Celtics), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Feb 1 Elena Makarova, Russian tennis star (1993 Futures-Val), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Feb 1 Tlia Reima, Finnish ice hockey center (Finland, Olympics 1998), born in Tampere, Finland
  • Feb 2 Dan Brandenburg, linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
  • Feb 2 Patrick Jeffers, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Feb 2 Radka Bobkova, tennis star (quarter Bournemouth), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Feb 2 Tim Denton, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Feb 3 Jim Campbell, American hockey forward (Olympics 1994), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Feb 4 Oscar De La Hoya, American boxer (Olympic gold 1992, 6-weight world champion), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 5 Israel Raybon, American football defensive end (Carolina Panthers), born in Huntsville, Alabama
  • Feb 5 Laura Espinoza-Watson, American baseball infielder (Silver Bullets), born in Torrance, California
  • Feb 5 Richard Matvichuk, Canadian NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars), born in Edmonton, Canada
  • Feb 6 Arie Obdam, Dutch soccer player (FC Volendam), born in Venhuizen, Netherlands
  • Feb 6 Fred Miller, American football offensive tackle (St Louis Rams), born in Houston, Texas
  • Feb 6 Lulama Masikazana, South African cricket wicket-keeper (Kwazulu for E Province), born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa (d. 2011)
  • Feb 7 Billy Baumhoff, soccer midfielder/forward (Olympic gold 1996), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Feb 7 Juwan Howard, NBA forward/center (Washington Bullets/Wizards)
  • Feb 7 Kristin Godridge, Traralgon Aust, tennis star (1993 Futures-Singapore)
  • Feb 7 Leanne Schuster, WPVA volleyballer (National-9th-1995), born in Mesa, Arizona
  • Feb 7 Sonia Paquette, St-Janvier Quebec, hurdler (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 7 Tim Bowens, NFL defensive tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • Feb 8 Andreas Gliatis, soccer player (NEC)
  • Feb 8 Dave Dopek, Bolingbrook Illinois, 200m runner
  • Feb 8 Eric Kresser, quarterback (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Feb 8 Michelle Brogan, Australian basketball forward (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Feb 8 Tom King, Australian 470 class sailor (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 9 Svetlana Boginskaya, Soviet gymnast
  • Feb 11 Tom Tumulty, US linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals), born in Penn Hills, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 12 Brendon Mark Cameron, New Zealand 4k pursuit cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Otorohanga, New Zealand
  • Feb 13 Willie Smith, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions), born in Smithfield, North Carolina
  • Feb 14 George Hegamin, American football offensive lineman (Dallas Cowboys, Frankfurt Galaxy), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • Feb 14 Michael "Mike" Theodore Lambert IV, US rower (Olympics 1996), born in Thomaston, Georgia
  • Feb 14 Steve McNair, American football quarterback (Houston Oilers, Titans), born Mount Olive, Mississippi (d. 2009)
  • Feb 14 Tyus Edney, US basketball player (Boston Celtics, Sacramento Kings), born in Gardena, California
  • Feb 15 Amy Van Dyken, US 50m/100m freestyle/100m butterfly swimmer (Olympic 2 g-96), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Feb 16 Cathy Freeman, Australian 100m/200m/400m (Olympic silver 1992, 96), born in Mackay, Queensland
  • Feb 16 James Young, Australian water polo player (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 16 Nikos Kostakis, Greek footballer
  • Feb 16 Christian Bassedas, Argentine former footballer
  • Feb 17 Chris Robinson, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • Feb 17 Drew Barry, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
  • Feb 17 Frank Sanders, NFL wide receiver (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Feb 17 Raymond Jackson, NFL defensive back (Buffalo Bills)
  • Feb 18 Claude Makélélé, French footballer
  • Feb 19 Terrence Rencher, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns)
  • Feb 19 Tommy Bennett, safety (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Feb 21 Brian Rolston, American NHL left wing (Olympics 1994, NJ Devils), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Feb 22 Ntala Skinner, American biathelete (Olympics 1994), born in Sun Valley, Idaho
  • Feb 22 Juninho Paulista, Brazilian footballer, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Feb 22 Claus Lundekvam, Norwegian footballer, born in Austevoll, Norway
  • Feb 22 Einar Kristian Tveitå, Norwegian athlete
  • Feb 23 Robert Pipkins, American luge racer (Olympics 1994), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Feb 24 Alexei Kovalev, NHL right wing (NY Rangers), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Feb 24 Harold Morrow, full back (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Feb 24 Kavis Reed, CFL defensive back (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Feb 24 Jordan Jovtchev, Bulgarian gymnast
  • Feb 25 Daryl Gardener, defensive end (Miami Dolphins)
  • Feb 25 Kirrily Sharpe, Bankstown Aust, tennis star (1995 Futures-Saga-JPN)
  • Feb 25 Normann Stadler, German triathlete
  • Feb 26 Jenny Thompson, American 400m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Danvers, Massachusetts
  • Feb 26 Marshall Faulk, American NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Feb 26 Ole Gunnar Solskjær, Norwegian football player & manager, born in Kristiansund, Norway
  • Feb 27 Mark Taylor, Welsh rugby union footballer, born in Blaenavon, United Kingdom
  • Feb 28 Denard Walker, cornerback (Tennessee Oilers)

Person of interestEric Lindros

Feb 28 Eric Lindros, NHL center (Philadelphia Flyers), born in London, Ontario

NHL Star Eric Lindros
NHL Star
Eric Lindros
  • Feb 28 Gary Walker, NFL defensive tackle/defensive end (Houston Oilers)
  • Feb 28 Henry Bailey, NFL wide receiver/kick returner (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Feb 28 Nicolas Minassian, French racing driver

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 8 Herbie Taylor, South African cricketer (2936 runs in 42 Tests for South Africa), dies at 83
  • Feb 16 Pieter Van der Bijl, cricketer (outstanding S Af bat in 1938-39), dies