February 1992 in Sport

Events in Sport


AgreementContract of Interest

Feb 1 Barry Bonds signs highest single year contract in MLB history ($4.7 mil with Pittsburgh Pirates)

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 1 Denis Potvin's #5 becomes 1st number retired by NY Islanders

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin
  • Feb 2 Colleen Walker wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic
  • Feb 2 David Boon's 13 Test Cricket century, 107 v India at Perth
  • Feb 2 Kieren Perkins swims world record 1500m freestyle (14:32.40)
  • Feb 2 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 21-15
  • Feb 5 Last day of Test Cricket cricket for Dilip Vengsarkar
  • Feb 5 Mike Whitney career-best 7-27 at WACA in Test Cricket win v India

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 7 Mike Tyson testifies in his rape trial

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Feb 8 16th Winter Olympic games opens in Albertville, France
  • Feb 9 42nd NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 153-113 at Orlando
  • Feb 9 Heike Henkel high jumps female indoor world record (2.07m)
  • Feb 9 Jani Sievinen swims world record 400m medley (4:07.10)
  • Feb 9 Shelley Hamlin wins LPGA Phar-Mor Golf Tournament at Hamlin Inverrary

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Feb 10 Bonnie Blair wins 1992 Olympics 1st gold medal for USA

Speed Skater Bonnie Blair
Speed Skater
Bonnie Blair
  • Feb 10 Mike Tyson convicted of raping Desiree Washington in Indiana
  • Feb 13 West beats East 14 to 9 in Major Soccer League all star game
  • Feb 14 Kieren John Perkins swims world record 800m freestyle (7:46.60)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 16 LA Lakers retire Magic Johnson's #32 uniform

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
  • Feb 16 34th Daytona 500: Davey Allison wins (160.256 MPH)
  • Feb 21 Kristi Yamaguchi of US wins Olympic gold medal in women's figure skating
  • Feb 22 Lisa Walters wins LPGA Itoki Hawaiian Ladies Open Golf Tournament
  • Feb 23 16th Winter Olympic games closes in Albertville, France
  • Feb 27 Larry Smith named 9th Commissioner of the CFL

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 27 Tiger Woods, 16, becomes youngest PGA golfer in 35 years

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • Feb 29 Dawn Coe wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open

Birthdays in Sport


Person of interestNeymar

Feb 5 Neymar Jr, Brazilian soccer forward (world record transfer fee $263m FC Barcelona to PSG), born in Mogi das Cruzes, São Paulo

Footballer Neymar
Footballer
Neymar
  • Feb 7 Miguel Andres Matienzo Guerra, Mexican athlete
  • Feb 25 Libby [Elizabeth] Callahan, sport pistol (Olympics 1996), born in Columbia, South Carolina

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 7 Buzz Sawyer, wrestler (b. 1959)
  • Feb 12 Bep [Lambertus] van Klaveren, Dutch boxing champ (Olympic gold 1928), dies
  • Feb 14 Roepie Kruize, hockey player (Olympic bronze 1948/silver-52), dies at 67
  • Feb 26 Gerrit Schulte, Dutch 6-day cyclist known as the "Crazy Cyclist", dies at 76
  • Feb 26 Jean R Yawkey, owner (Boston Red Sox), dies of a stroke at 83