On This Day

February 2005 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Feb 1 Arsenal’s English Premier League record 33-game unbeaten streak at home ends when the Gunners go down, 4-2 to Manchester United at Highbury
  • Feb 6 Super Bowl XXXIX, Alltel Stadium, Jacksonville, FL: New England Patriots beat Philadelphia Eagles, 24-21; MVP: Deion Branch, New England, WR
  • Feb 7 Britain's Ellen MacArthur becomes the fastest person to sail solo around the world taking 71 days, 14 hours, 18 minutes 33 seconds

Sport awardNFL Pro Bowl

Feb 13 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 38-27; MVP: Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts, QB, HI

NFL Quarterback Peyton Manning
NFL Quarterback
Peyton Manning
  • Feb 16 2004-05 NHL season is cancelled by Commissioner Gary Bettman; first time a North American professional sports league has called off a season due to labor dispute
  • Feb 20 54th NBA All-Star Game, Pepsi Center, Denver, CO: East beats West, 125-115; MVP: Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 76ers, G
  • Feb 20 47th Daytona 500: Jeff Gordon able to hold off Kurt Busch and Dale Earnhardt Jr over 3 extra laps to win his third Daytona 500

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 14 Retired baseball player Keith Hernandez (51) weds Kai Thompson in Miami Beach, Florida

MLB First Baseman Keith Hernandez
MLB First Baseman
Keith Hernandez

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 2 Max Schmeling, German boxer (world heavyweight champion 1930-32), dies at 99
  • Feb 4 Peter Heine, South African cricketer (solid South African fast bowler in 1950's), dies at 76
  • Feb 7 Bob Turner, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1934)
  • Feb 12 Rafael Vidal, Venezuelan athlete (b. 1964)
  • Feb 13 Nelson Briles, baseball player (b. 1943)
  • Feb 13 Maurice Trintignant, French race car driver (b. 1917)
  • Feb 14 Najai Turpin, American boxer
  • Feb 17 Omar Sívori, Argentine soccer forward and manager (19 caps Argentina, 9 caps Italy; Juventus), dies of pancreatic cancer at 69
  • Feb 26 Ian Colquhoun, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper (2 Tests, 4 dismissals), dies at 80