February 1988 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Feb 2 David Boon's 6th Test Cricket century, 184* v England at Sydney
  • Feb 7 38th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 138-133 at Chicago
  • Feb 7 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 15-6
  • Feb 9 39th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 6-5 (OT) at St Louis
  • Feb 9 NH begins a NCAA record 32-game losing streak at home (ends Feb 1991)
  • Feb 13 15th Winter Olympic games opens at Calgary, Canada
  • Feb 13 Heike Dreschler long jumps world record indoor (7.37m)

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Feb 14 49th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Gary Player

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player
  • Feb 14 30th Daytona 500: Bobby Allison wins (137.531 MPH)
  • Feb 20 Brian Boitano wins Olympic gold medal in figure skating
  • Feb 20 Cornelia Oschkenat hurdles indoor world record 50m (6.58 sec)
  • Feb 20 Stefka Kostadinova of Bulgaria sets high jumps indoor world record (2.06 m)
  • Feb 23 Chicago gives Cubs right to install lights & play up to 18 night games
  • Feb 24 Matti Nykanen becomes winter olympics 1st triple gold medalist
  • Feb 27 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Orient Leasing Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open

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Feb 27 Bonnie Blair (US) wins Olympic 500m speed skating in record 39.1

Speed Skater Bonnie Blair
Speed Skater
Bonnie Blair
  • Feb 27 Katarina Witt (GDR) wins 2nd consecutive Olympic figure skating
  • Feb 28 15th Winter Olympic games close at Calgary, Canada
  • Feb 28 Pat Verbeek becomes 1st NJ Devil to score 4 goals in an NHL game
  • Feb 29 Mark Greatbatch scores 107* v England on Test Cricket debut

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 4 Eoin McDowell, Irish rugby player
  • Feb 4 Alexandros Pagalis, Greek footballer
  • Feb 4 Carly Patterson, American gymnast
  • Feb 4 Jeff Horn, Australian professional boxer (WBO welterweight title 2017), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • Feb 7 Matthew Stafford, American college football player
  • Feb 8 Keegan Meth, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • Feb 13 Keegan Hirst, British footballer (Wakefield Trinity) and England's 1st openly gay professional player, born in Batley, West Yorkshire
  • Feb 14 Ángel Di María, Argentine footballer
  • Feb 16 Denílson Pereira Neves, Brazilian footballer
  • Feb 22 Kevin Borlée, Belgian athlete
  • Feb 22 Przemysław Kazimierczak, Polish footballer
  • Feb 29 Scott Golbourne, English footballer

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 7 Heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson marries actress Robin Givens

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson