On This Day

February 2006 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Feb 1 High school senior Epiphanny Prince scores US girls national prep basketball record 113 points in Murry Bergtraum HS's 137-32 win over Brandeis HS; surpasses Cheryl Miller's 105
  • Feb 5 Super Bowl XL, Ford Field, Detroit, MI: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Seattle Seahawks, 21-10; MVP: Hines Ward, Pittsburgh, WR

Sports History

Feb 9 Al Michaels joins NBC's "Sunday Night Football" broadcast with John Madden

Olympic Games

Feb 10 XX Winter Olympic Games open in Turin, Italy, Luciano Pavarotti sings "Nessun dorma" in his last ever performance

  • Feb 12 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 23-17; MVP: Derrick Brooks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, LB

NBA All-Star Game

Feb 19 55th NBA All-Star Game, Toyota Centre, Houston, TX: East beats West, 122-120; MVP: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers, F

  • Feb 19 48th Daytona 500: Jimmie Johnson driving from Hendrick Motorsports wins 203 lap race; goes on to win his first championship
  • Feb 26 XX Winter Olympic Games close in Turin, Italy

Weddings in Sport

  • Feb 4 2004 Summer Olympics badminton player gold medalist Taufik Hidayat (24) weds Armi Dianti Gumelar at Hotel Mulia Senayan in Jakarta

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 1 Dick Bass, American NFL running back (Pro Bowl 1962, 63, 66; LA Rams), dies at 68
  • Feb 3 Lou Jones, American athlete (Olympic gold 4x400m relay 1956), dies at 74
  • Feb 7 Shujauddin Butt, Pakistani cricketer (batted in 19 Tests for Pakistan 1954-62), dies at 75
  • Feb 9 Ron Greenwood, English soccer defender (Brentford) and manager (West Ham Utd 1961-74; FA Cup 1964, European Cup Winners' Cup 1965; England 1977-82), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 84
  • Feb 10 Dick Harmon, American golf instructor (Fred Couples, Jay Haas, Craig Stadler, Lanny Wadkins, Steve Elkington), dies from pneumonia at 58
  • Feb 16 Ernie Stautner, German-American football player, dies at 80
  • Feb 21 Angelica Rozeanu, Romanian table tennis player (World Champ 1950-55), dies at 84
  • Feb 23 Telmo Zarraonaindía, Spanish footballer (b. 1921)
  • Feb 25 Charlie Wayman, English footballer (b. 1922)