February 1977 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Feb 1 Hillsdale High School defeats Person High School 2-0 in basketball
  • Feb 2 Toronto's Ian Turnbull scores 5 goals, NHL REcord for a defenseman
  • Feb 4 30th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 4-3 at Vancouver
  • 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
  • Feb 13 Pam Higgins wins LPGA American Cancer Society Golf Classic
  • Feb 13 27th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 125-124 at Milwaukee
  • 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 20 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic

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
  • Feb 27 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 1 Kevin Kilbane, Irish footballer
  • Feb 2 Libor Sionko, Czech football player
  • Feb 5 Adam Everett, American baseball player
  • Feb 5 Ahmad Merritt, American football player
  • Feb 6 Jason Euell, English-born footballer
  • 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, NFL player, born in Rand, West Virginia
  • Feb 14 Cadel Evans, Australian cyclist
  • Feb 14 Darren Purse, English footballer, born in London
  • Feb 14 Elmer Symons, South African motorcycle racer (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
  • Feb 21 Chad Hutchinson, baseball and football player
  • Feb 22 Melanie Schnell, Radstadt Austria, tennis star (1994 semi Surabaya)
  • Feb 22 Hakan Yakin, Swiss footballer
  • 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, NBA forward (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • Feb 26 Josh Towers, Major League Baseball player
  • Feb 26 Shane Williams, Welsh Rugby Player
  • 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


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