February 1978 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Feb 5 Fred Newman makes 88 consecutive basketball free throws blindfolded
  • Feb 5 28th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 133-125 at Atlanta

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Feb 11 25th hat trick in NY Islander history, Denis Potvin's 2nd

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin
  • Feb 12 Debbie Austin wins LPGA American Cancer Society Golf Classic
  • Feb 14 In girls' HS basketball, Chicago Latin beats Harvard St George
  • Feb 15 England all out 64 for 1st loss to NZ in cricket (Geoffrey Boycott captain)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Feb 15 Leon Spinks beats Muhammad Ali in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Leon Spinks
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Leon Spinks
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Feb 18 1st Iron Man Triathlon (swim, bike ride, marathon) held, Kona, Hawaii
  • Feb 20 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
  • Feb 24 Kevin Porter, NJ, sets NBA record with 29 assists in a game

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Feb 25 British cricketer Ian Botham scores 1st Test Cricket century, 103 v NZ in Christchurch

Cricketer Ian Botham
Cricketer
Ian Botham

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Feb 26 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 2 Annabel Ellwood, Canberra Australia, tennis star (1995 Futures NC)
  • Feb 2 Barry Ferguson, Scottish football player
  • Feb 5 Brian Russell, American football player
  • Feb 7 Daniel Van Buyten, Belgian footballer
  • Feb 7 Endy Chávez, baseball player
  • Feb 8 Christa Williams, softball pitcher (Olympic gold 1996), born in Houston, Texas
  • Feb 9 Airton Daré, Brazilian racing driver
  • Feb 12 Brett Hodgson, Australian rugby league footballer
  • Feb 14 Laurie Schwoy, soccer forward (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 14 Richard Hamilton, American basketball player
  • Feb 14 Darius Songaila, basketball player
  • Feb 16 Caroline Hunt, rhythmic gymnast (US team-96), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 16 Tia Hellebaut, Belgian athlete
  • Feb 16 Wasim Jaffer, Indian Cricketer
  • Feb 18 Josip Šimunić, Croatian footballer
  • Feb 19 Michalis Konstantinou, Greek-Cypriot footballer
  • Feb 20 Andrea Moody, Abbotsford BC, 4X100 swimmer (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 23 Karolina Rantamaki, ice hockey left wing (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • Feb 26 Abdoulaye Diagne-Faye, Senegalese footballer
  • Feb 26 Marc Hynes, British racing driver
  • Feb 27 James Beattie, English footballer, born in Lancaster, England
  • Feb 28 Benjamin Raich, Austrian Olympic skier
  • Feb 28 Jamaal Tinsley, American basketball player
  • Feb 28 Mariano Zabaleta, Argentine tennis player

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 9 Costante Girardengo, Italian cyclist (b. 1893)
  • Feb 14 Paul Governali, American professional football player (b. 1921)