On This Day

February 1999 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Feb 7 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 23-10; Keyshawn Johnson, NY Jets, QB; Ty Law, New England Patriots, CB
  • Feb 14 41st Daytona 500: Jeff Gordon wins; first Daytona 500 pole sitter to win the race since Bill Elliott in 1987

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 15 Wayne Gretzky records 5 assists in NY Rangers' 7-4 win over the Predators; takes a 1,000 point lead over Gordie Howe in all time NHL scoring lead; Gretzky's only appearance in Nashville

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

Sport awardSports Awards

Feb 15 7th ESPY Awards: Mark McGwire, Chamique Holdsclaw win

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 16 O.J. Simpson's 1968 Heisman Trophy is sold for $230,000 to help settle a $33.5 million civil judgement against Simpson for the deaths of his ex-wife and her friend

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • Feb 20 Toronto Maple Leafs play their first NHL home game at Air Canada Centre; Steve Thomas scores overtime winner in a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens
  • Feb 27 Aston Villa are the last Premier League team to play a match with an all-English starting XI in a 4-1 defeat by Coventry

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 28 Luka Dončić, Slovenian basketball guard (EuroLeague MVP 2018; NBA Rookie of the Year 2019; Dallas Mavericks), born in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 21 Wilmer David Mizell, baseball player (b. 1930)
  • Feb 22 Menno Oosting, Dutch tennis player (b. 1964)
  • Feb 28 William Talbert, American tennis doubles champ (US 1942, 45, 46, 48), dies at 80