February 1976 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Feb 1 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
  • Feb 1 East Lansing police arrest Dodgers reliever Mike Marshall for taking batting practice at Mich State U 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 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
  • 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 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

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Feb 22 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 2 Steven Dewick, Australian swimmer (Olympics-96), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Feb 2 James Hickman, British swimmer
  • Feb 3 Dwayne Rudd, linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Feb 5 Nancy Feber, Antwerp Belgium, tennis star (1995 Puerto Rico)
  • Feb 5 John Aloisi, Australian footballer
  • Feb 5 Brian Moorman, American football player
  • Feb 6 Kim Zmeskal, US gymnist (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-96)
  • Feb 8 Jim Parque, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96), 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
  • Feb 11 Tony Battie, NBA forward (Denver Nuggets)
  • Feb 12 Christian Cullen, New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • Feb 15 Óscar Freire, Spanish cyclist
  • Feb 16 Eric Byrnes, American baseball player
  • Feb 17 Scott Williamson, American baseball player
  • Feb 18 Chanda Rubin, Lafayette LA, tennis star (1996 Australian Open doubles)
  • 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-96)
  • Feb 21 Ryan Smyth, Banff, NHL left wing (Edmonton Oilers)
  • Feb 22 Faan Rautenbach, South African rugby player
  • Feb 23 Dmitriy Dudarev, hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
  • Feb 23 Jeff O'Neill, Canadian NHL center (Hartford Whalers), born in Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Feb 23 Scott Elarton, American baseball player
  • Feb 24 Bradley McGee, Australian cyclist
  • Feb 24 Zach Johnson, professional golfer
  • 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-96)
  • Feb 29 Bryan Gillooly, diver (Olympics-96), 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