On This Day

February 28, 1988 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

  • Pat Verbeek becomes 1st NJ Devil to score 4 goals in an NHL game
  • XV Winter Olympic Games close in Calgary, Canada

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Yvonne van Gennip skates world record 5 km ladies (7:14.13)

Speed Skater Yvonne van Gennip
Speed Skater
Yvonne van Gennip

Deaths in Sport

  • Harvey Kuenn, American baseball utility (AL batting champion 1959; 10 × All-Star 1953–1960²; Detroit Tigers), dies from heart disease and diabetes at 57
1988 in Sport