February 1983 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Feb 6 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 20-19
  • Feb 8 35th NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 9-3 at NY Islander

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Feb 8 Baseball orders Mickey Mantle to sever ties with Claridge Casino

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
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Mickey Mantle

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Feb 8 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL all star record of 4 goals in 1 period

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • Feb 13 Australia beats NZ 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup
  • Feb 13 Donna White wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic
  • Feb 13 World Boxing Council becomes 1st to cut boxing from 15 to 12 rounds
  • Feb 13 33rd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 132-123 at Inglewood, California

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Feb 13 Marvin Gaye sings "The Star Spangled Banner" at NBA All Stars Game at The Forum, Inglewood, California

Singer Marvin Gaye
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Marvin Gaye
  • Feb 18 NBA Indiana Pacers begin a 28 game road losing streak
  • Feb 19 Vladimir Salnikov (USSR) sets 400 m free style swimming record
  • Feb 20 Roland Liboton becomes world champ cross-country cycling
  • Feb 20 25th Daytona 500: Cale Yarborough wins (155.979 MPH)
  • Feb 21 NBA San Diego Clippers begin a 29 game road losing streak
  • Feb 22 Vladimir Salnikov (USSR) sets 1500m free style swimming record

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 1 Jurgen Van Den Broeck, Belgian cyclist
  • Feb 1 Kevin Martin, American basketball player
  • Feb 2 Carolina Klüft, Swedish athlete
  • Feb 2 Jordin Tootoo, Canadian hockey player
  • Feb 3 Richard Bartel, National Football League quarterback
  • Feb 6 Brodie Croyle, American football player
  • Feb 6 S Sreesanth, Indian cricketer
  • Feb 6 Jamie Whincup, Australian racing driver
  • Feb 7 Christian Klien, Austrian racing driver
  • Feb 7 Teshome Getu, Ethiopian footballer
  • Feb 7 Georgios Gougoulias, Greek footballer
  • Feb 9 Mikel Arruabarrena, Spanish footballer
  • Feb 11 Rafael Van der Vaart, Dutch footballer, born in Keemskerk, Netherlands
  • Feb 12 Carlton Brewster, NFL player, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Feb 14 Bacary Sagna, French footballer
  • Feb 15 Russell Martin, Canadian baseball player, born in East York, Canada
  • Feb 17 Gérald Cid, French footballer
  • Feb 17 Marios Kaperonis, Greek boxer
  • Feb 18 Jermaine Jenas, English footballer
  • Feb 18 Jason Maxiell, American basketball player
  • Feb 18 Roberta Vinci, Italian tennis player (5 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in Taranto, Italy
  • Feb 20 Jose Morales, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • Feb 20 Justin Verlander, American baseball player
  • Feb 21 Braylon Edwards, American football player
  • Feb 21 Franklin Gutiérrez, Venezuelan baseball player
  • Feb 23 Mirco Bergamasco, Italian rugby player, born in Padua, Italiy
  • Feb 23 Mido, Egyptian footballer, born in Cairo, Egypt
  • Feb 25 Eduardo da Silva, Brazilian-born Croatian footballer
  • Feb 27 Devin Harris, American basketball player

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 1 Tullio Campagnolo, Italian bicycle manufacturer, dies
  • Feb 2 Bryan Valentine, cricketer (7 Tests for England, 454 runs), dies
  • Feb 14 Lina Radke, German 800m runner (Olympic gold 1928), dies at 79
  • Feb 22 Romain Maes, Belgian cyclist (Tour de France 1935), dies at 70