On This Day

February 1992 in Sport

Events in Sport


AgreementContract of Interest

Feb 1 Slugging outfielder Barry Bonds signs highest single year contract in MLB history, $4.7 million with Pittsburgh Pirates

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds

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Feb 1 Defenseman Denis Potvin's #5 becomes first number retired by NY Islanders; Potvin played entire 15 year NHL career in NY

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin
  • Feb 2 David Boon's 13 Test Cricket century, 107 v India at Perth
  • Feb 2 Australian Kieren Perkins swims 1,500m freestyle short course world record, 14:32.40 at AIS, Canberra, Australia
  • Feb 2 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 21-15; MVP: Michael Irvin, Dallas Cowboys, WR
  • 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

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Feb 7 Mike Tyson testifies in his rape trial

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Feb 8 XVI Winter Olympic Games opens in Albertville, France

Sport awardNBA All-Star Game

Feb 9 42nd NBA All-Star Game, Orlando Arena, Orlando, FL: West beats East, 153-113; MVP: Magic Johnson, LA Lakers, F

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
  • Feb 9 Heike Henkel high jumps female indoor world record (2.07m)
  • Feb 9 Jani Sievinen swims world record 400m medley (4:07.10)

OlympicsOlympic Gold

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

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Feb 16 34th Daytona 500: Davey Allison joins father Bobby as a race winner; Richard Petty and A.J. Foyt's final drives in the event

Racing Car Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Car Driver
A. J. Foyt
  • Feb 19 In a blockbuster NHL trade, Pittsburgh Penguins send Mark Recchi, Brian Benning & LA's 1st round 1992 pick (Jason Bowen) to the Philadelphia Flyers for Kjell Samuelsson, Rick Tocchet & Ken Wregget
  • Feb 21 Kristi Yamaguchi of US wins Olympic gold medal in women's figure skating
  • Feb 23 XVI Winter Olympic Games close in Albertville, France
  • Feb 27 Larry Smith named 9th Commissioner of the CFL

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