February 1977 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Feb 2 Toronto's Ian Turnbull scores 5 goals, NHL REcord for a defenseman
  • Feb 5 Future 5-division world boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard makes his professional debut with a 6-round unanimous decision over Luis Vega at Baltimore’s Civic Center
  • Feb 6 4th time Rangers shut-out Islanders 4-0
  • Feb 12 Toronto Maple Leafs shutout Washington Capitals 10-0
  • Feb 13 Eric Heiden is 1st American to win world speed skating championship

Sport awardNBA All-Star Game

Feb 13 27th NBA All-Star Game, MECCA Arena, Milwaukee, Wi: West beats East, 125-124; MVP: Julius Erving, Philadelphia 76ers, F

NBA Legend Julius Erving
NBA Legend
Julius Erving
  • Feb 18 Test Cricket debuts of Colin Croft & Joel Garner v Pakistan Bridgetown
  • Feb 19 A's sell pitcher Paul Lindblad to the Rangers for $400,000
  • Feb 19 Right wing Rod Gilbert scores a goal and adds an assist in a 5-2 defeat at the NY Islanders to become first player in NY Rangers history (11th in NHL) to score 1,000 career points
  • Feb 20 19th Daytona 500: Cale Yarborough wins his 2nd Great American Race; Janet Guthrie first female NASCAR Cup Series driver; finishes 12th

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Feb 25 New Orleans' Pete Maravich sets NBA record for a guard with 68 pts

NBA Guard Pete Maravich
NBA Guard
Pete Maravich

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 1 Kevin Kilbane, Irish footballer, born in Lancashire, United Kingdom
  • Feb 2 Libor Sionko, Czech football player
  • Feb 5 Adam Everett, American baseball player, born in Austell, Georgia
  • Feb 5 Ahmad Merritt, American football player, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 6 Jason Euell, English footballer, born in Lambeth, London
  • Feb 7 Christine Scheels, New Berlin Wis, speed skater (Olympics 1994)
  • Feb 7 Hillary Wolf, extra lightweight judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 10 Salif Diao, Senegalese footballer, born in Kédougou, Senegal
  • Feb 11 Stephanie Richardson, Canadian 200m/800m swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Feb 12 Jimmy Conrad, US soccer player, born in Arcadia, California
  • Feb 13 Randy Moss, American Pro Football Hall of Fame WR (6-time Pro Bowl), born in Rand, West Virginia
  • Feb 14 Cadel Evans, Australian cyclist, born in Katherine, Australia
  • Feb 14 Darren Purse, English footballer, born in Stepney, London
  • Feb 14 Elmer Symons, South African motorcycle racer, born in Ladysmith, South Africa (d. 2007)
  • Feb 16 Alexei Morozov, NHL forward (Team Russia Olympic silver 1998, Pittsburgh)
  • Feb 16 Trina Jackson, 4X200m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1996)
  • Feb 16 Ahman Green, American football player
  • Feb 18 Kátia, Brazilian footballer
  • Feb 18 Chrissie Wellington, British triathlete
  • Feb 19 Gianluca Zambrotta, Italian footballer
  • Feb 20 Sarah Ryan, Adelaide SA Australia, swimmer (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 20 Stephon Marbury, NBA guard (Minn Timberwolves)
  • Feb 20 Bartosz Kizierowski, Polish swimmer
  • Feb 20 T.J. Slaughter, American football player
  • Feb 21 Steve Francis, American basketball player, born in Takoma Park, Maryland
  • Feb 21 Chad Hutchinson, American baseball & football player, born in San Diego, California
  • Feb 22 Melanie Schnell, Austrian tennis player (1994 semi Surabaya), born in Radstadt, Austria
  • Feb 22 Hakan Yakin, Swiss footballer, born in Basel, Switzerland
  • Feb 23 Angie Trostel, American diver (Olympics 1996), born in Oxford, Ohio
  • Feb 23 Dally Randriantefy, Malagasy tennis player (1993 Marseille), born in Antananarivo, Madagascar

Person of interestFloyd Mayweather, Jr.

Feb 24 Floyd Mayweather, featherweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Grand Rapids Michigan

  • Feb 24 Bronson Arroyo, American baseball player
  • Feb 26 Tim Thomas, American NBA forward (Philadelphia 76ers), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Feb 26 Josh Towers, American baseball pitcher, born in Port Hueneme, California
  • Feb 26 Shane Williams, Welsh rugby player, born in Morriston, United Kingdom
  • Feb 28 Aki-Petteri Berg, NHL defenseman (Team Finland Olympic bronze 1998, Kings)
  • Feb 28 Debbie Koegel, dance skater (& Oleg Fediukov), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania

Weddings in Sport

LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 20 World No. 1 tennis player Arthur Ashe (33) weds photographer Jeanne Moutoussamy in New York City

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 5 Izaak Boleslavski, Russian chess player, dies at 67
  • Feb 19 Mike González, Cuban baseball player, dies at 86
  • Feb 22 Jack O'Connor, cricketer (batted in 4 Tests for England 1929-30), dies