February 1979 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Feb 3 Minnesota Twins trade Rod Carew to California for 4 players
  • Feb 4 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Colgate Triple Crown Golf Tournament
  • Feb 4 29th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 134-129 at Pontiac, Michigan
  • Feb 10 Allan Border is named 12th man for Australia, only Test Cricket he misses
  • Feb 18 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
  • Feb 18 21st Daytona 500: Richard Petty wins (143.977 MPH)
  • Feb 21 2 Iowa girls HS basketball teams play 4 scoreless quarters game was won 4-2 in 4th overtime period
  • Feb 22 Billy Martin named manager of Oakland A's
  • Feb 25 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 1 Juan Silveira dos Santos, Brazilian footballer
  • Feb 1 Julie Augustyniak, American soccer player
  • Feb 2 Lindsay Langston, Modesto California, archer (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 2 Petra Cada, Canadian table tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Feb 2 Fani Halkia, Greek hurdler
  • Feb 2 Irini Terzoglou, Greek shot putter
  • Feb 4 Giorgio Pantano, Italian racing car driver
  • Feb 7 Jon Leicester, American baseball player
  • Feb 8 Aaron Cook, American baseball player
  • Feb 9 David Gray, English snooker player
  • Feb 9 Akinori Iwamura, Japanese baseball pitcher
  • Feb 10 Ross Powers, American snowboarder, born in Bennington, Vermont
  • Feb 12 Antonio Chatman, NFL wide receiver and punt returner, born in Jackson, Alabama
  • Feb 12 Matt Mauck, NFL player, born in Jasper, Indiana
  • Feb 13 Rafael Márquez, Mexican footballer, born in Zamora, Mexico
  • Feb 14 Pablo Pallante, Uruguayan footballer
  • Feb 15 Gordon Shedden, Scottish auto racing driver, born in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Feb 15 Alenka Kejžar, Slovenian swimmer, born in Kranj, Slovenia
  • Feb 15 Josh Low, English footballer, born in Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Feb 16 Valentino Rossi, Italian motorcycle racer
  • Feb 17 Josh Willingham, American baseball player
  • Feb 18 Julia Greville, swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Perth, Australia
  • Feb 19 Clinton Morrison, Irish footballer
  • Feb 19 Steve Cherundolo, American soccer player
  • Feb 21 Pascal Chimbonda, French footballer
  • Feb 21 Lonnie Ford, American football player
  • Feb 22 Brett Emerton, Australian footballer
  • Feb 24 Jesse Billauer, American quadriplegic surfer
  • Feb 26 Mariano Bainotti, Argentine racing driver
  • Feb 26 Pedro Mendes, Portuguese footballer
  • Feb 28 Virginia Ledgerwood, Chester Va, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 28 Sébastien Bourdais, French racing driver
  • Feb 28 Primož Peterka, Slovenian ski jumper
  • Feb 28 Ivo Karlović, Croatian tennis player

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 24 NBA player Bill Walton (26) weds Susan Guth

NBA Center and Television Sportscaster Bill Walton
NBA Center and Television Sportscaster
Bill Walton

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 2 Jim Burke, cricketer (Australian opener), commits suicide
  • Feb 5 Eddie Paynter, cricketer (20 Tests for England, avg 59.23), dies
  • Feb 9 C I J Smith, cricket all-rounder (5 Tests for England 1935-37), dies
  • Feb 21 Glendon Gibbs, cricketer (Test Cricket WI v Australia 1955), dies