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-96), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 10 Salif Diao, Senegalese footballer
  • Feb 11 Jessica Carlson, Kalamazoo Mich, archer (alt-Olympics-1996)
  • Feb 11 Stephanie Richardson, 200m/800m swimmer (Olympics-96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Feb 12 Jimmy Conrad, American soccer player
  • Feb 13 Randy Moss, American football player
  • 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 Oly-Silver-1998, Pittsburgh)
  • Feb 16 Trina Jackson, 4X200m freestyle swimmer (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 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-96)
  • 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, diver (Olympics-96), born in Oxford, Ohio
  • Feb 23 Dally Randriantefy, Antananarivo Madag, tennis star (1993 Marseille)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 24 Floyd Mayweather, featherweight boxer (Oly-br-96), 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 Oly-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