On This Day

February 1986 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Feb 2 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 28-24; MVP: Phil Simms, NY Giants, QB

NHL All-Star Game

Feb 4 38th NHL All-Star Game, Hartford Civic Centre: Wales Conference beats Campbell Conference, 4-3 (OT); MVP: Grant Fuhr, Edmonton Oilers, G

  • Feb 6 NJ Devil Peter McNab becomes 42nd NHLer to score 350 goals
  • Feb 8 5' 7" Spud Webb of Atlanta Hawks wins NBA Slam Dunk Competition

Sports History

Feb 8 US male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano

NBA All-Star Game

Feb 9 36th NBA All-Star Game, Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX: East beats West, 139-132; MVP: Isiah Thomas, Detroit Pistons, G

  • Feb 9 Marvin Johnson stops Leslie Stewart in 7 rounds in Indianapolis to win WBA light heavyweight boxing title; record 3rd time he regains a version of light heavyweight crown
  • Feb 9 West German team swims world record 4x200 m freestyle (7:05.17)

Sports History

Feb 11 Australia beat India 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup, David Boon scores the most runs in the series (418)

  • Feb 12 1st-class cricket debut of Curtly Ambrose, Leeward Is v Guyana
  • Feb 15 44,180 largest NBA crowd to date-Philadelphia at Detroit
  • Feb 16 Dutch speed skater Hein Vergeer becomes World Allround champion for the second time

Daytona 500

Feb 16 28th Daytona 500: Geoff Bodine wins on fuel mileage after Dale Earnhardt forced to pit for gas with 3 laps to go, then blows engine leaving the pits

Sports History

Feb 16 PGA Seniors' Championship Men's Golf, PGA National GC: South African Gary Player wins first of 6 Senior Tour major titles with a 2 stroke victory over runner-up Lee Elder

  • Feb 18 San Antonio guard Alvin Robertson scores NBA's 2nd quadruple double-20 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists & 10 steals in 120-114 win over Phoenix Suns

Sports History

Feb 20 LA Dodger Orel Hershiser is 1st to win a $1M salary by arbitration

Sports History

Feb 20 Mike Tyson sexually harasses a woman in Albany, New York

  • Feb 23 Despite losing, Red Sox Wade Boggs gets largest arbitration ($1.35M)
  • Feb 28 Peter Uberroth suspended 7 baseball players for 1 year, after they admitted in Curtis Strong's trial in September, they used drugs

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 1 Jorrit Bergsma, Dutch speed skater (Olympic gold 10,000m 2014; World Single Distance C'ship 2013, 15, 17, 19), born in Oldeboorn, Netherlands
  • Feb 3 David Edwards, Welsh soccer midfielder (43 caps; Wolverhampton Wanderers 284 games), born in Pontesbury, England
  • Feb 4 Mohammad Mahmudullah Riyad, Bangladeshi cricketer (2007-), born in Mymensingh, Bangladesh
  • Feb 5 Reed Sorenson, American stock car racing driver, born in Peachtree City, Georgia
  • Feb 5 Billy Sharp, English footballer, born in Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Feb 5 Manuel Fernandes, Portuguese footballer, born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • Feb 6 Brendan Taylor, Zimbabwean cricketer, born in Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Feb 10 Viktor Troicki, Serbian tennis player, born in Belgrade, Serbia
  • Feb 10 Radamel Falcao García Zárate, Colombian football player (AS Monaco, Colombia national team), born in Santa Marta, Colombia
  • Feb 13 Luke Moore, English footballer, born in Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Feb 13 Jamie Murray, Scottish tennis player, born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Feb 14 Aschwin Wildeboer, Spanish swimmer, born in Sabadell, Spain
  • Feb 14 Michael Ammermüller, German racing driver, born in Pocking, Germany
  • Feb 15 Gabriel Paletta, Argentine-born Italian footballer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Feb 17 Joey O'Brien, Irish footballer, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Feb 18 Marc Torrejón, Spanish footballer, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • Feb 19 Kyle Chipchura, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Feb 19 Henri Karjalainen, Finnish racing driver
  • Feb 19 Marta, Brazilian footballer
  • Feb 22 Rajon Rondo, American basketball player, born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Feb 23 Jerod Mayo, American football linebacker, born in Hampton, Virginia
  • Feb 24 Wojtek Wolski, Polish Ice hockey player
  • Feb 26 Makelele, Brazilian footballer, born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 17 Red Ruffing, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (6 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1932, 36–39, 41; NY Yankees), dies from stroke related problems at 80

Jacques Plante

Feb 27 Jacques "Jake the Snake" Plante, Canadian Ice Hockey goalie who was the first to wear a goaltender mask, dies of stomach cancer at 57