On This Day

Events in Sport in February 1977

  • Feb 2 Toronto's Ian Turnbull scores 5 goals, NHL REcord for a defenseman
  • Feb 5 Future 5-division world boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard makes his professional debut with a 6-round unanimous decision over Luis Vega at Baltimore‚Äôs Civic Center
  • Feb 6 4th time Rangers shut-out Islanders 4-0
  • Feb 12 Toronto Maple Leafs shutout Washington Capitals 10-0
  • Feb 13 Eric Heiden is 1st American to win world speed skating championship

Sport awardNBA All-Star Game

Feb 13 27th NBA All-Star Game, MECCA Arena, Milwaukee, Wi: West beats East, 125-124; MVP: Julius Erving, Philadelphia 76ers, F

NBA Legend Julius Erving
NBA Legend
Julius Erving
  • Feb 18 West Indies cricket fast bowlers Joel Garner (4/130) and (Colin Croft 3/85) debut in drawn 1st Test v Pakistan at Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Feb 19 A's sell pitcher Paul Lindblad to the Rangers for $400,000
  • Feb 19 Right wing Rod Gilbert scores a goal and adds an assist in a 5-2 defeat at the NY Islanders to become first player in NY Rangers history (11th in NHL) to score 1,000 career points
  • Feb 20 19th Daytona 500: Cale Yarborough wins his 2nd Great American Race; Janet Guthrie first female NASCAR Cup Series driver; finishes 12th

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Feb 25 New Orleans' Pete Maravich sets NBA record for a guard with 68 pts

NBA Guard Pete Maravich
NBA Guard
Pete Maravich