February 1993 in Sport

Events in Sport

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

Sport awardNHL 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

NHL Star Mike Gartner
NHL Star
Mike Gartner

Sport defeatBoxing 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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

NFL Head Coach and NASCAR Team Owner Joe Gibbs
NFL Head Coach and NASCAR Team Owner
Joe Gibbs
  • 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

Sport awardNBA 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

NBA Point Guard John Stockton
NBA Point Guard
John Stockton
  • 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"
  • 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 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

Person of interestArthur Ashe

Feb 6 Arthur Ashe, American tennis player (3 Grand Slam singles titles), dies of AIDS related pneumonia at 49

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • Feb 11 Oksana Kostina, Russian gymnast, dies in an auto accident
  • Feb 17 Leslie Townsend, cricket all-rounder (England in 4 Tests 1930-34), dies
  • 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