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

Sport awardNHL 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

NHL Goalie Grant Fuhr
NHL Goalie
Grant Fuhr
  • 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 8 US male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano

Sport awardNBA 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

NBA Point Guard and Coach Isiah Thomas
NBA Point Guard and Coach
Isiah Thomas
  • 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)
  • 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

CarDaytona 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

Auto Racer Dale Earnhardt
Auto Racer
Dale Earnhardt

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Baseball Pitcher Orel Hershiser
Baseball Pitcher
Orel Hershiser

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 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
  • 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


Person of interestJacques 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

NHL Goalie Jacques Plante
NHL Goalie
Jacques Plante