Events in Sport in February 1970

  • Feb 1 Ford Frick, Earle Combs & Jesse Haines elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

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Feb 2 Pete Maravich becomes 1st to score 3,000 college basketball points

NBA Guard Pete Maravich
NBA Guard
Pete Maravich
  • Feb 5 1st Test Cricket ton of Barry Richards, 126, 164 balls, 20 fours 1 six
  • Feb 5 Test Cricket debut of John Traicos, South Africa v Australia, Durban
  • Feb 6 NBA expands to 18 teams with Buffalo, Cleveland, Houston & Portland
  • Feb 11 John Lennon pays £1,344 fines for 96 protesting South African rugby team playing in Scotland
  • Feb 15 Ard Schenk becomes world champion all-round skater
  • Feb 15 Carol Mann wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational

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Feb 16 Joe Frazier TKOs Jimmy Ellis in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • Feb 28 Bicycles permitted to cross Golden Gate Bridge
  • Feb 28 Caroline Walker runs world female record marathon (3:02:53)