February 1975 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Feb 1 1st successful Wash Cap penalty shot, Ken Lockett vs Vancouver Canucks

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Feb 2 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • Feb 7 NBA New Orleans Jazz end a 28 game road losing streak
  • Feb 8 Caps only got one shot in a period against Islanders
  • Feb 9 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Naples Lely Golf Classic
  • Feb 10 William "Judy" Johnson selected to baseball Hall of Fame
  • Feb 16 Washington Capitals 1st NHL shutout, beating KC Scouts 3-0
  • Feb 16 17th Daytona 500: Benny Parsons wins (153.649 MPH)
  • Feb 20 Leonard Baichan scores 105* on Test Cricket debut, v Pakistan Lahore
  • Feb 23 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 1 Martijn Reuser, Dutch soccer player (Ajax)
  • Feb 2 Macey Brooks, wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Feb 2 Todd Bertuzzi, Sudbury, NHL right wing (NY Islanders)
  • Feb 2 Ieroklis Stoltidis, Greek footballer
  • Feb 2 Vaggelis Koutsoures, Greek footballer
  • Feb 4 Konstantinos Nebegleras, Greek footballer
  • Feb 5 Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • Feb 5 Jan l'Ami, Dutch soccer player (Willem II)
  • Feb 6 Chad Allen, baseball outfielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Feb 6 Leo Insam, hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998)
  • Feb 7 Alexandre Daigle, NHL center (Ottawa Senators), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Feb 7 Marika Lehtimaki, ice hockey center (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • Feb 8 Damon Denson, guard (New England Patriots)
  • Feb 9 Viktor Chistiakov, Russian-born Australian athlete
  • Feb 10 Tina Thompson, WNBA forward (Houston Comets), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 10 Hiroki Kuroda, Japanese baseball player, born in Osaka, Japan
  • Feb 11 Chuck Watanabe, kayak (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 11 Jacque Vaughn, NBA guard (Utah Jazz), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 11 Andrew "Andy" Lally, US sports car and stock car racing driver, born in Northport, New York
  • Feb 12 Chris Szarka, CFL fullback (Saskatchewan Roughriders), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Feb 12 Matt Finkes, NFL linebacker (NY Jets), born in Piqua, Ohio
  • Feb 12 Scot Pollard, NBA center (Detroit Pistons), born in Murray, Utah
  • Feb 12 Seth Payne, NFL defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Clifton Springs, New York
  • Feb 13 Mark Gerald Keddell, New Zealand 200m runner (Olympics 1996), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Feb 13 Ben Collins, English racing car driver and former Top Gear Stig (ASCAR-2003), born in Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Feb 15 Robert Fuchs, Dutch footballer (PSV, DESK Kaatsheuvel), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Feb 16 Casey Barrett, 200m Butterfly (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Feb 16 Marty Murray, Deloraine, NHL center (Calgary Flames)
  • Feb 16 Vanina Ickx, Belgian racing driver
  • Feb 17 Sung-Hee Park, Pusan Korea, tennis star (1993 Futures-Seoul)
  • Feb 17 Todd Harvey, Hamilton, NHL center (Dallas Stars)
  • Feb 17 Vaclav Prospal, NHL forward (Team Czech Olympic gold 1998, Philadelphia)
  • Feb 18 Scott Tucker, 400m/800m freestyle relay (Olympics 1996), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Feb 18 Gary Neville, English footballer
  • Feb 19 Paul Frey, dance skater (& Ponte-1995 Eastern Jr champ), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Feb 19 Raymond Graanoogst, Suriname/Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • Feb 19 Mikko Kavén, Finnish footballer
  • Feb 19 Daewon Song, Korean professional skateboarder
  • Feb 20 Brendan Witt, Humboldt, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
  • Feb 20 Ismael Kirui, Marakwet Kenya, 5k runner
  • Feb 20 Liván Hernández, Cuban baseball player
  • Feb 21 Scott Miller, Australian swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Feb 22 Charles O'Bannon, NBA guard (Detroit Pistons)
  • Feb 22 Gregory Maddalone, dance skater (& Demkowski), born in Schenectady, New York
  • Feb 23 Bohdan Ulihrach, Czech tennis player, born in Kolín, Czech Republic
  • Feb 23 Chris Garner, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Feb 23 Pat Barnes, American football quarterback (KC Chiefs), born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • Feb 25 Hercules Kyvelos, boxer (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Feb 26 Cindy Werley, field hockey forward/midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 26 Mike Wilson, Brampton, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres)
  • Feb 27 Duce Staley, running back (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Feb 27 Marcus Robinson, wide receiver (Chicago Bears)
  • Feb 27 Prodromos Korkizoglou, Greek decathlete
  • Feb 28 Azhar Mahmood, cricket pace bowler (Pakistani ODI 1996)
  • Feb 28 Mike Rucker, American football player

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 21 Cincinnati Reds catcher Johnny Bench (27) weds Vickie Chesser in Cincinnati, Ohio

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 4 Howard Hill, American archer (b. 1899)
  • Feb 16 Morgan Taylor, American athlete (Olympic 1924), dies at 71
  • Feb 18 Syed Nazir Ali, cricketer (2 Tests for India, 4 wickets), dies
  • Feb 27 Neville Cardus, English writer and cricketer, dies at 86