Events in Sport in February 1972

  • Feb 1 1972 NFL Draft: Walt Patulski from University of Notre Dame first pick by Buffalo Bills
  • Feb 3 11th Winter Olympic games opens in Sapporo, Japan (1st in Asia)
  • Feb 5 Bob Douglas is 1st African American elected to Basketball Hall of Fame
  • Feb 13 11th Winter Olympic games close at Sapporo, Japan
  • Feb 16 Test Cricket debut of Lawrence Rowe WI v NZ Kingston, 214 & 100

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Feb 16 Wilt Chamberlain hit 30,000 point mark during a game with Phoenix Suns

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • Feb 20 1st time Cleveland Cavaliers beat NY Knicks (111-109)
  • Feb 20 Ard Schenk wins world championship for speed skating
  • Feb 25 Lopsided trade, Cards trade Steve Carlton to Phillies for Rick Wise

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Feb 29 Hank Aaron becomes 1st baseball player to sign for $200,000 a year

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron