February 1984 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Feb 1 Daniel Stern becomes NBA commissioner
  • Feb 8 14th Winter Olympic games opens in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
  • Feb 8 A's take Yankees pitcher Tim Belcher as Type A free agent compensation
  • Feb 11 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL short handed season scoring record at 11
  • Feb 12 Cale Yarborough, becomes 1st Daytona 500 qualifier, above 200 MPH
  • Feb 12 Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean skate "Bolero" at the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo
  • Feb 12 West Indies beat Australia 2-1 to win cricket's World Series Cup after going undefeated in the qualifying rounds
  • Feb 16 Bill Johnson becomes 1st American to win Olympic downhill skiing gold
  • Feb 16 NJ Devils 1st OT goal, Jan Ludvig beats Hartford Whalers 6-5
  • Feb 19 14th winter Olympic games close at Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
  • Feb 19 1st brother combo to win Gold & Silver in same event at Olympics (Phil & Steve Mahre-Slalom)
  • Feb 19 26th Daytona 500: Cale Yarborough wins (150.994 MPH)
  • Feb 22 Brothers Anton & Peter Stastny score 8 pts each for NHL Quebec

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 1 Darren Fletcher, Scottish footballer
  • Feb 4 Mauricio Pinilla, Chilean footballer
  • Feb 5 Carlos Tévez, Argentine footballer (Boca Juniors, Argentina), born in Fuerte Apache, Argentina
  • Feb 5 Nate Salley, American football player
  • Feb 6 Darren Bent, English footballer
  • Feb 8 Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Greek basketball player
  • Feb 9 Dioner Navarro, Venezuelan baseball player
  • Feb 10 Alex Gordon, American baseball player, born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Feb 12 Peter Vanderkaay, US mid-distance swimmer, born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • Feb 12 Brad Keselowski, NASCAR Nationwide Series Driver, born in Rochester Hills, Michigan
  • Feb 14 Hamed Namouchi, Tunisian footballer
  • Feb 17 AB de Villiers, South African cricketer
  • Feb 21 Andrew Ellis, New Zealand rugby union player
  • Feb 21 David Odonkor, German footballer
  • Feb 23 Andre Ward, American professional boxer,unified light heavyweight champion, world’s top pound-for-pound boxer, born in San Francisco, California
  • Feb 24 Clivio Piccione, Monegasque racing driver
  • Feb 26 Emmanuel Adebayor, Togolese footballer
  • Feb 27 Lotta Schelin, Swedish female footballer
  • Feb 27 David Noel, American basketball player
  • Feb 29 Cam Ward, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Feb 29 Darren Ambrose, English footballer
  • Feb 29 Cullen Jones, American swimmer
  • Feb 29 Adam Sinclair, Indian field hockey player

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 3 Anne Townsend, lacrosse/tennis/field hockey star, dies
  • Feb 8 Karel Miljon, Dutch boxer (b. 1903)
  • Feb 28 Leslie Walcott, cricketer (Test for WI v England 1930), dies