Events in Sport in February 1969

  • Feb 2 Stan Coveleski & Waite Hoyt are voted into baseball Hall of Fame

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Feb 4 John Madden is named head coach of NFL's Oakland Raiders

NFL Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
NFL Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden
  • Feb 5 Vince Lombardi, becomes part owner, VP, GM and head coach of Redskins
  • Feb 7 Diane Crump becomes 1st woman jockey at a major US racetrack (Hialeah)

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Feb 10 LSU Pete Maravich scores 66, despite losing to Tulane 101-94

NBA Guard Pete Maravich
NBA Guard
Pete Maravich
  • Feb 11 Diana Crump becomes 1st US woman jockey to ride against men, Hialelah

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Feb 21 Ted Williams signs 5-year contract to manage Washington Senators

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Feb 22 Barbara Jo Rubin becomes 1st female jockey to win at a major US track
  • Feb 23 11th Daytona 500: LeeRoy Yarbrough wins (157.95 MPH)
  • Feb 25 Pension plan for baseball is agreed to
  • Feb 28 Ice Dance Championship at Colorado Springs won by Towler & Ford of Great Britain