On This Day

Events in Sport in February 1974

  • Feb 2 Smallest crowd at Cleveland Arena (Cavs vs Golden State-1,641)
  • Feb 5 Mats Wermelin, Sweden, scores all points in 272-0 basketball win
  • Feb 6 3rd time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 9 US female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill

Figure Skater Dorothy Hamill
Figure Skater
Dorothy Hamill
  • Feb 10 Judy Ikenberry wins 1st Us women's marathon (2:55:17)
  • Feb 11 Minnesota Twins pitcher Dick Woodson is first of 48 to invoke Major League Baseball's new arbitration rule
  • Feb 11 First Major League Baseball arbitration case; Minnesota Twins pitcher Dick Woodson seeking $29,000 wins; Twins offered $23,000

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Feb 13 James 'Cool Papa' Bell is named to baseball's Hall of Fame

Baseball player Cool Papa Bell
Baseball player
Cool Papa Bell
  • Feb 17 49 die in stampede for seats at soccer match, Cairo, Egypt

CarDaytona 500

Feb 17 16th Daytona 500: Richard Petty first driver to win back-to-back titles at Daytona; his 5th Great American race

Auto Racer Richard Petty
Auto Racer
Richard Petty

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 20 Gordie Howe comes out of retirement for $1M from Houston Aeros, WHA

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe
  • Feb 24 Atje Keulen-Deelstra becomes world champ all-round skater
  • Feb 25 Veronica & Colin Scargill (England) begin tandem bicycle ride a record 18,020 miles around the world, completed on August 27, 1975