Events in Sport in February 1978

  • Feb 5 Fred Newman makes 88 consecutive basketball free throws blindfolded
  • Feb 5 28th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 133-125 at Atlanta

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 11 25th hat trick in NY Islander history, Denis Potvin's 2nd

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin
  • Feb 12 Debbie Austin wins LPGA American Cancer Society Golf Classic
  • Feb 14 In girls' HS basketball, Chicago Latin beats Harvard St George
  • Feb 15 England all out 64 for 1st loss to NZ in cricket (Geoffrey Boycott captain)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Feb 15 Leon Spinks beats Muhammad Ali in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Leon Spinks
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Leon Spinks
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Feb 18 1st Iron Man Triathlon (swim, bike ride, marathon) held, Kona, Hawaii
  • Feb 20 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
  • Feb 24 Kevin Porter, NJ, sets NBA record with 29 assists in a game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 25 British cricketer Ian Botham scores 1st Test Cricket century, 103 v NZ in Christchurch

Cricketer Ian Botham
Cricketer
Ian Botham

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Feb 26 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez