On This Day

February 1995 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Feb 1 Zimbabwe batsmen Andy (156) & Grant Flower (201) set world record brotherly stand of 269 to propel Zimbabwe to first ever victory in Test cricket in 1st Test against Pakistan in Harare

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Feb 1 Utah Jazz guard John Stockton passes Magic Johnson's all-time NBA assists mark of 9,221, in a 129-98 win over the Denver Nuggets at the Delta Centre in Salt Lake City

NBA Point Guard John Stockton
NBA Point Guard
John Stockton
  • Feb 2 Henry Olonga no-balled for throwing in Zimbabwe-Pakistan Test Cricket
  • Feb 4 Australian cricketer Dean Jones completes 324* for Victoria v South Australia
  • Feb 4 Zimbabwe's 1st Test Cricket victory, over Pakistan by an inning
  • Feb 5 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 41-13; MVP: Marshall Faulk, Indianapolis Colts, RB, HI

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Feb 6 MLB outfielder Darryl Strawberry suspended from baseball for 60 days for positive cocaine test

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • Feb 6 Greg Blewett scores his 2nd century in his 2nd Test Cricket

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Feb 7 Last day of Test Cricket cricket for Graham Gooch & Mike Gatting

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Cricketer
Graham Gooch
  • Feb 10 Sun Cayun pole vaults female indoor world record (4.12m)
  • Feb 11 Danyon Loader swims world record 400m freestyle (340.46)
  • Feb 11 Mark Foster swims world record 50m butterfly (23.55 sec)
  • Feb 11 US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge
  • Feb 12 45th NBA All-Star Game, America West Arena, Phoenix, AZ: West beats East, 139-112; MVP: Mitch Richmond, Sacramento Kings, SG

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Feb 12 Bonnie Blair skates female world record 500m (38.69 sec)

Speed Skater Bonnie Blair
Speed Skater
Bonnie Blair
  • Feb 12 Jeff Rouse swims world record 50m backstroke (24.37 sec)
  • Feb 12 Sun Cayun pole vaults indoor female world record (4.13m)
  • Feb 13 3rd ESPY Awards: Steve Young, Bonnie Blair win

Sport awardNBA Finals

Feb 14 The Portland Trail Blazers trade Clyde Drexler to the Houston Rockets, who end up winning the 1995 NBA Championship

NBA Swingman Clyde Drexler
NBA Swingman
Clyde Drexler

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Feb 17 Tiger Manager Sparky Anderson takes unpaid leave due to baseball strike

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson
  • Feb 19 37th Daytona 500: Sterling Marlin wins for 2nd straight year; 3rd driver to achieve back-to-back titles (Richard Petty, Cale Yarborough)
  • Feb 21 CFL's Sacramento Gold Miners become San Antonio Texans
  • Feb 25 British super middleweight Nigel Benn puts opponent Gerard McClellan in hospital

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 10 Lexi Thompson, American golfer (ANA Inspiration 2014), born in Coral Springs, Florida
  • Feb 17 Madison Keys, American tennis player (US Open runner-up 2017), born in Rock Island, Illinois
  • Feb 19 Nikola Jokić, Serbian basketball center (Serbian Player of the Year 2018; NBA All Star 2019; fastest NBA triple-double 14:33s 2018), born in Sombor, Serbia
  • Feb 23 Andrew Wiggins, Canadian basketball small forward (2014 NBA Draft: #1 pick Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Toronto, Ontario

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 11 Tennis star Yannick Noah (34) weds Victoria's Secret model Heather Stewart-Whyte (25) in France

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Yannick Noah
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Yannick Noah

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 2 Fred Perry, English tennis player/broadcaster (8-time Grand Slam singles winner), dies of broken ribs at 85
  • Feb 4 Roel Wiersma, Dutch soccer star (PSV), dies at 62
  • Feb 4 Godfrey Brown, British athlete, 4 X 400m runner (Olympic gold 1936), dies at 79
  • Feb 28 Keith Rigg, cricketer (8 Tests for Australia 1931-37), dies