On This Day

February 2012 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Feb 2 NHL player Sam Gagner becomes the first player to scores eight points in one game for the Edmonton Oilers against the Chicago Blackhawks since 1989

Super Bowl

Feb 5 Super Bowl XLVI, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN: New York Giants beat New England Patriots, 21-17; MVP: Eli Manning, New York, QB

NFL Quarterback Eli Manning
NFL Quarterback
Eli Manning

Super Bowl

Feb 5 Flavor Flav and Elton John appear in a Pepsi Co. ad during Super Bowl XLVI

Rapper & TV star Flavor Flav
Rapper & TV star
Flavor Flav
Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John

Sports History

Feb 6 Laureus World Sports Awards, Central Hall Westminster, London, England: Sportsman: Novak Đoković; Sportswoman: Vivian Cheruiyot; Team: FC Barcelona

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
  • Feb 17 Approximately 70 ancient Olympic artifacts are stolen from the Archaeological Museum of Greece
  • Feb 26 61st NBA All-Star Game, Amway Centre, Orlando, FL: West beats East, 152-149; MVP: Kevin Durant, OKC Thunder, F
  • Feb 28 54th Daytona 500: Rain affected race stopped for 2 hours because of fuel on track; Matt Kenseth leads for final 34 laps to win

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 1 Angelo Dundee, American boxing trainer & cornerman (Muhammad Ali 1960–81 & 15 other world boxing champions), dies at 90
  • Feb 1 Charlie Spoonhour, American basketball coach (Southwest Missouri State, Saint Louis, UNLV), dies at 72
  • Feb 10 Geoffrey Cornish, Canadian golf course architect, dies at 97
  • Feb 10 Adolfo Schwelm Cruz, Argentine racing driver, dies at 88
  • Feb 13 Freddie Solomon, American football wide receiver, dies from colon and liver cancer at 59
  • Feb 16 Gary Carter, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (11 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1986; Gold Glove Award 1980–82; Montreal Expos, NY Mets), dies from brain tumor at 57