On This Day

February 1990 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Sports History

Feb 3 Darryl Strawberry voluntarily enters Smither Center for Alcohol rehabilitation

Sports History

Feb 3 Jockey Bill Shoemaker (58), retires after 40,350 horse race

  • Feb 4 Anders Holmertz swims world record 400 m freestyle (3:40.81)
  • Feb 4 Lyudmila Narozhi-Lenko runs world record 60m hurdles indoor (7.69)
  • Feb 4 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 27-21; MVP: Jerry Gray, LA Rams, DB

Sports History

Feb 4 Richard Hadlee takes his 400th Test Cricket wicket (Sanjay Manjrekar)

  • Feb 4 St Petersburg Pelicans beat West Palm Beach Tropics 12-4 to win 1st Senior Professional Baseball Association Championship

Sports History

Feb 6 Brett Hull becomes 1st son of NHL 50 goal scorer (Bobby) to score 50

  • Feb 6 Groundbreaking begins on Baltimore Orioles' new $102 million stadium

NBA All-Star Game

Feb 11 40th NBA All-Star Game, Miami Arena, Miami, FL: East beats West, 130-113; MVP: Magic Johnson, LA Lakers, F

Boxing Title Fight

Feb 11 In a huge upset, James "Buster" Douglas KOs Mike Tyson in 10th round in Tokyo, Japan to win the world heavyweight boxing title

Sports History

Feb 13 Larry Bird (Celtics) ends NBA free throw streak of 71 games

  • Feb 15 Baseball owners lock out players

Daytona 500

Feb 18 32nd Daytona 500: Derrike Cope wins after Dale Earnhardt shreds right rear tyre on last lap

  • Feb 22 1st day India v NZ cricket at Auckland NZ 5-78 at lunch, 9-387 stumps
  • Feb 25 Australia beat Pakistan 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 7 Steven Stamkos, Canadian ice hockey player

Bethany Hamilton

Feb 8 Bethany Hamilton, American pro-surfer (Soul Surfer), born in Lihue, Hawaii

  • Feb 8 Klay Thompson, American basketball guard (3-time NBA champion GS Warriors 2015, 17, 18, Olympic gold 2016), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 12 Robert Griffin III, American football quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2011, Baylor; NFL Pro Bowl 2012, Washington Redskins; Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens), born in Okinawa, Japan
  • Feb 15 Erwin Sak, Polish football goalkeeper (Stomil Olstyn), born in Lublin, Poland

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 2 Joe Erskine, Welsh boxer (British heavyweight champion 1956-58), dies at 56
  • Feb 14 Graeme Hole, Australian cricket batsman (18 Tests, 6 x 50; NSW CA), dies from cancer at 59
  • Feb 17 Hap Day, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman (Stanley Cup 1932 [captain], 42, 45, 47, 48, 1949 [coach], 1951 [assistant manager]; Toronto Maple Leafs), dies at 88
  • Feb 24 Tony Conigliaro, baseball player (Red Sox), dies of pneumonia at 45
  • Feb 27 Les Ames, English cricket wicket-keeper/batsman (47 Tests, 97 dismissals, 2,434 runs @ 40.56), dies at 84
  • Feb 28 Colin Milburn, English cricket batsman (9 Tests, 2 x 100, 2 x 50, HS 139; Northamptonshire CCC, MCC, WA CA), dies of a heart attack at 48
  • Feb 28 Tuppy Owen-Smith, South African cricketer (batsman v England 1929), dies