On This Day

February 2001 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Feb 4 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 38-17; MVP: Rich Gannon, Oakland Raiders, QB
  • Feb 4 51st NHL All-Star Game, Pepsi Centre, Denver, CO: North America beats World, 14-12; MVP: Bill Guerin, Boston Bruins, RW
  • Feb 11 50th NBA All-Star Game, MCI Centre, Washington, D.C.: East beats West, 111-110; MVP: Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 76ers, G

Sport awardSports Awards

Feb 12 9th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Marion Jones win

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
Track and Field Athlete/Drug Cheat Marion Jones
Track and Field Athlete/Drug Cheat
Marion Jones
  • Feb 16 Mathieu Schneider of the Los Angeles Kings becomes the first defenseman in history to score a goal against all 30 NHL teams as LA beats Minnesota, 4-0

CarDaytona 500

Feb 18 43rd Daytona 500: Michael Waltrip wins tragic race; last lap crash claims life of Dale Earnhardt, prompting sport to implement new safety procedures

Auto Racer Dale Earnhardt
Auto Racer
Dale Earnhardt

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 8 MLB outfielder David Justice (34) weds model Rebecca Villalobos

MLB Outfielder David Justice
MLB Outfielder
David Justice

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 16 Bob Buhl, baseball player (b. 1928)
  • Feb 17 Bob Geary, Canadian football player and manager (b. 1933)

Person of interestDale Earnhardt

Feb 18 Dale Earnhardt, American auto racer (7 NASCAR Winston Cup Series championships), dies in crash during Daytona 500 at 49

Auto Racer Dale Earnhardt
Auto Racer
Dale Earnhardt
  • Feb 18 Eddie Mathews, American hall of fame third baseman (Milwaukee Brave) who hit 512 home runs, dies at 69

Person of interestDonald Bradman

Feb 25 Sir Donald Bradman AC, Australian Cricket Batsman and captain (52 Tests; 6,996 runs @ WR 99.94 average; HS 334; 29 x 100s), dies of pneumonia at 92

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman