February 1997 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Feb 2 Mark O'Meara wins Pebble Beach National Golf Pro-am
  • Feb 2 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 26-23 (OT)

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Feb 2 Scotty Bowman becomes first coach in NHL history to win 1,000 games

NHL Coach Scotty Bowman
NHL Coach
Scotty Bowman

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Feb 4 Mario Lemieux is 7th NHL player to score 600 goals

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux

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Feb 5 O.J. Simpson found liable in the deaths of Ron Goldman & Nicole Simpson in a civil court action

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • Feb 9 47th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 132-120 at Cleveland

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Feb 9 Kelly Robbins wins LPGA Diet Dr Pepper National Pro-Am

LPGA Golfer Kelly Robbins
LPGA Golfer
Kelly Robbins
  • Feb 9 Mark O'Meara wins Buick golf invitational
  • Feb 10 O.J. Simpson jury reaches decision on $25M in punitive damages

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Feb 11 Bill Parcells becomes head coach of NY Jets

NFL Coaching Legend Bill Parcells
NFL Coaching Legend
Bill Parcells
  • Feb 12 Fred Goldman says he will settle for a signed murder confession from O.J. Simpson in lieu of his $20.5 million judgement
  • Feb 16 Paul Stankowski wins Hawaiian Golf Open
  • Feb 16 Terry-Jo Myers wins LPGA Los Angeles Women's Championship

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Feb 20 San Francisco Giants Barry Bonds signs record $22.9M 2 year contract

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • Feb 22 Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open
  • Feb 23 Jeff Sluman wins Tucson Golf Classic

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 1 Retired MLB player Johnny Bench (49) weds stockbroker Elizabeth Benton

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 19 Stanley Pearson, footballer, dies at 76