On This Day

February 1993 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Feb 3 Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott suspended for 1 year due to racist comments

NHL All-Star Game

Feb 6 44th NHL All-Star Game, Montreal Forum, Montreal, QC: Wales beats Campbell, 16-6; MVP: Mike Gartner, NY Rangers, RW

Boxing Title Fight

Feb 6 Riddick Bowe TKOs Michael Dokes in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

  • Feb 7 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 23-20; MVP: Steve Tasker, Buffalo Bills, WR
  • Feb 10 Jani Sievinen swims world record 200m backstroke (1:55.59)
  • Feb 13 Sergei Bubka pole vaults indoor record (6.14 m)

Daytona 500

Feb 14 35th Daytona 500: Dale Jarrett, driving for Joe Gibbs Racing, wins from Dale Earnhardt and Geoff Bodine

  • Feb 16 Sandra Völker swims world record 50m backstroke (28.33 sec)
  • Feb 17 Mark Foster swims world record 50m free style (21.60 sec)
  • Feb 17 Hartford right wing Pat Verbeek scores his 300th career NHL goal and adds his 300th career assist in a 5-3 Whalers' home loss to the Buffalo Sabres
  • Feb 20 Florida Marlins open their 1st spring training camp
  • Feb 20 NY Islanders retire Billy Smith's number 31

NBA All-Star Game

Feb 21 43rd NBA All-Star Game, Delta Center, Salt Lake City, UT: West beats East, 135-132 (OT); MVPs: Karl Malone, Utah Jazz F; John Stockton, Utah Jazz, PG

  • Feb 21 Sergei Bubka pole vaults world record indoor (6.15 m)
  • Feb 23 Sacramento Gold Miners admitted as CFL's 9th franchise (1st US team)
  • Feb 25 Florida Marlins introduce their mascot "Billy"

Sports History

Feb 26 Allan Border beats Gavaskar's record for most Test Cricket runs 10,123

  • Feb 28 Iolanda Chen triple jumps world indoor record hop step (14.46m)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 10 Sterling Shepard, American NFL player (New York Giants), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Feb 19 Mauro Icardi, Argentine footballer (Paris Saint-Germain), born in Rosario, Argentina
  • Feb 27 Jessica Korda, American golfer (5 LPGA Tour titles), born in Bradenton, Florida

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 5 Jack Young, English cricketer (8 Tests for England 1947-49, 17 wickets), dies at 80

Arthur Ashe

Feb 6 <a href="/people/arthur-ashe">Arthur Ashe, American tennis player (US Open 1968, Australian Open 1970, Wimbledon & WCT Finals 1975; Davis Cup 1963, 68, 69, 70), dies of AIDS related pneumonia at 49

  • Feb 10 Rip Repulski, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1956; World Series 1959), dies at 64
  • Feb 11 Oksana Kostina, Russian gymnast, dies in an auto accident
  • Feb 17 Leslie Townsend, English cricket all-rounder (England in 4 Tests 1930-34), dies at 89
  • Feb 24 Bobby Moore, English football defender (108 caps; captain World Cup 1966; West Ham United), dies of bowel & liver cancer at 51
  • Feb 24 Danny Gallivan, Canadian radio and television sportscaster, dies at 75