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

Sports History

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

  • 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 Sandra Volker swims female European record 50m backstroke (27.77)
  • 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

Sports History

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

  • Feb 6 Greg Blewett scores his 2nd century in his 2nd Test Cricket

Sports History

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

  • 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 Sandra Volker swims European record 50m backstroke (27.67 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

World Record

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

  • 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

NBA Finals

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

Sports History

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

  • 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 (NBA MVP 2001, 02; NBA All Star 2019-22; fastest NBA triple-double 14:33s 2018; Denver Nuggets), 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

Yannick Noah

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

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 2 Fred Perry, English tennis player/broadcaster (8 x Grand Slam singles, 6 x Grand Slam doubles titles; Davis Cup 1933, 34, 35, 36), 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 4 Manohar Hardikar, Indian cricketer (batted in 2 Tests India v WI 1958-59), dies at 58
  • Feb 12 Nat Holman, American Basketball HOF coach (NCAA, NIT C'ships 1950 CCNY), dies at 98
  • Feb 14 Nigel Finch, English TV director and film-maker (Chelsea Hotel; Vampyr; Stonewall), dies from AIDS-related illness at 45
  • Feb 28 (Herman) "Ace" Wallace, American St. Louis blues guitarist and singer, dies at 69
  • Feb 28 Keith Rigg, cricketer (8 Tests for Australia 1931-37), dies