February 1976 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Feb 1 East Lansing police arrest Dodgers reliever Mike Marshall for taking batting practice at Michigan State University after he is warned not to
  • Feb 1 62nd Rose Bowl: #11 UCLA beats #1 Ohio State, 23-10
  • Feb 2 Roger Connor, Fred Lindstrom & umpire Cal Hubbard elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Feb 3 26th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 123-109 at Philadelphia
  • Feb 4 12th Winter Olympic games opens in Innsbruck, Austria
  • Feb 5 Last day of Test Cricket for Lance Gibbs & Ian Redpath

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Feb 7 Darryl Sittler, Toronto, sets NHL record with 10 points in a game

NHL Legend Darryl Sittler
NHL Legend
Darryl Sittler
  • Feb 8 Jan Stephens wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Naples Golf Classic
  • Feb 9 Oscar Charleston selected to baseball's Hall of Fame
  • Feb 11 John Curry wins the UK’s 1st Olympic gold medal in figure skating; the country's 1st medal for 12 years at the winter games
  • Feb 13 American Dorothy Hamill wins Olympic figure-skating gold in Innsbruck, Austria
  • Feb 15 12th Winter Olympic games close at Innsbruck, Austria
  • Feb 15 18th Daytona 500: David Pearson wins (152.181 MPH)
  • Feb 17 NZ scores their 1st innings win in Test Cricket, v India

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 17 Richard Hadlee takes 7-23 New Zealand v India, his 1st match-winning spell

Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Cricketer
Richard Hadlee

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Feb 20 Muhammad Ali KOs Jan Pierre Coopman in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 2 Steven Dewick, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Feb 2 James Hickman, British swimmer
  • Feb 3 Dwayne Rudd, linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Feb 5 Nancy Feber, Belgian tennis star (1995 Puerto Rico), born in Antwerp, Belgium
  • Feb 5 John Aloisi, Australian footballer
  • Feb 5 Brian Moorman, American football player
  • Feb 6 Kim Zmeskal, US gymnast (Olympic-92), born in Houston, Texas
  • Feb 6 Tanja Frieden, Swiss snowboarder
  • Feb 6 Colin Teo, Singaporean Grand Prix driver
  • Feb 7 Terry Battle, running back (Detroit Lions)
  • Feb 7 Sreto Ristić, German footballer
  • Feb 8 Holly Manthei, Edina Minn, soccer midfielder/forward (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 8 Jim Parque, baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Norwalk, California
  • Feb 8 Khaled Mashud, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • Feb 8 Adam Piatt, American baseball player
  • Feb 9 Georgios Korakakis, Greek footballer
  • Feb 9 Vladimir Guerrero, Dominican baseball player
  • Feb 10 Lance Berkman, American baseball player, born in Waco, Texas
  • Feb 11 Tony Battie, NBA forward (Denver Nuggets), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Feb 12 Christian Cullen, New Zealand rugby union footballer, born in Paraparaumu, New Zealand
  • Feb 15 Óscar Freire, Spanish cyclist, born in Torrelavega, Spain
  • Feb 16 Eric Byrnes, American baseball player
  • Feb 17 Scott Williamson, American baseball player
  • Feb 18 Chanda Rubin, American tennis player (1996 Australian Open doubles), born in Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Feb 18 Jason Podollan, Vernon, NHL center (Florida Panthers)
  • Feb 18 Volker Schenk, WLAF RB (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Feb 18 Leilani Munter, American race car driver
  • Feb 21 Robin Confer, soccer forward (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 21 Ryan Smyth, Banff, NHL left wing (Edmonton Oilers)
  • Feb 22 Faan Rautenbach, South African rugby player
  • Feb 23 Jeff O'Neill, Canadian NHL center (Hartford Whalers), born in Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Feb 23 Scott Elarton, American baseball player, born in Lamar, Colorado
  • Feb 24 Bradley McGee, Australian cyclist
  • Feb 24 Zach Johnson, American golfer (Masters 2007, British Open 2015), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Feb 24 Marco Campos, Brazilian racing driver (d. 1995)
  • Feb 25 Samaki Walker, NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks)
  • Feb 26 Nikolaos Siranidis, Greek diver
  • Feb 27 Tony Gonzalez, tight end (KC Chiefs)
  • Feb 28 Angie Kennedy, Nambour QLD Australia, swimmer (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 29 Bryan Gillooly, diver (Olympics 1996), born in Auburn, New York
  • Feb 29 Terrence Long, American baseball player

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 2 Harry Elliott, England cricket wicketkeeper (3 Tests 1927-34), dies
  • Feb 3 Neville Lindsay, cricketer (South African batsman in Test v Aust 1921), dies