Events in Sport in February 1968

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Feb 1 Vince Lombardi resigns as coach of Green Bay Packers

NFL Coach Vince Lombardi
NFL Coach
Vince Lombardi
  • Feb 4 Bowie Kuhn replaces William Eckert as 5th commissioner of baseball
  • Feb 5 Skater Kees Verkerk wins olympic gold in the 1500m
  • Feb 6 10th Winter Olympic games opens in Grenoble, France
  • Feb 10 Peggy Fleming wins Olympic figure skating gold medal, Grenoble, France
  • Feb 17 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield, Massachusetts opens
  • Feb 18 10th Winter Olympic games close at Grenoble, France
  • Feb 21 Baseball announces a minimum annual salary of $10,000

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Feb 23 Wilt Chamberlain becomes 1st NBAer to score 25,000 points

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • Feb 24 Gary Unger begins NHL consecutive game record of 914 games
  • Feb 25 10th Daytona 500: Cale Yarborough wins (143.251 MPH)