February 1986 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Feb 2 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
  • Feb 2 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 28-24
  • Feb 4 38th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 4-3 (OT) at Hartford
  • 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
  • Feb 9 36th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 139-132 at Dallas
  • Feb 9 Marvin Johnson wins record 3rd time, light heavyweight boxing title

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Feb 9 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • Feb 9 West German team swims world record 4x200 m freestyle (7:05.17)
  • 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
  • Feb 18 San Antonio's Alvin Robertson scores NBA 2nd quadruple double-20 pts, 11 rebounds, 10 assists & 10 steals against Phoenix

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

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

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Feb 21 Tennis star Jimmy Connors fined $20,000 & suspended for 10 weeks

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • Feb 23 Despite losing, Red Sox Wade Boggs gets largest arbitration ($1.35M)
  • Feb 23 Mary Beth Zimmerman wins LPGA Standard Register/Samaritan Golf Classic
  • 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 4 Mohammad Mahmudullah, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • Feb 5 Reed Sorenson, American racecar driver
  • Feb 5 Billy Sharp, English footballer
  • Feb 5 Manuel Fernandes, Portuguese footballer
  • Feb 6 Brendan Taylor, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • Feb 10 Viktor Troicki, Serbian tennis player
  • 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
  • Feb 13 Jamie Murray, Scottish tennis player
  • Feb 14 Aschwin Wildeboer, Spanish swimmer
  • Feb 14 Michael Ammermüller, German racing driver
  • Feb 15 Gabriel Paletta, Argentine footballer
  • Feb 17 Joey O'Brien, Irish footballer
  • Feb 18 Marc Torrejón, Spanish footballer
  • 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
  • Feb 23 Jerod Mayo, American Football player
  • Feb 24 Wojtek Wolski, Polish Ice hockey player
  • Feb 26 Makelele, Brazilian footballer

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 1 Gino Hernandez, American wrestler (b. 1957)

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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

NHL Goalie Jacques Plante
NHL Goalie
Jacques Plante