Events in Sport in February 1979

  • Feb 3 Minnesota Twins trade Rod Carew to California for 4 players
  • Feb 4 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Colgate Triple Crown Golf Tournament
  • Feb 4 29th NBA All-Star Game, Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, Mi: West beats East, 134-129; MVP: David Thompson, Denver Nuggets, SG
  • Feb 9 UK Football club Nottingham Forest makes £1m transfer deal
  • Feb 10 Allan Border is named 12th man for Australia, only Test Cricket he misses
  • Feb 18 21st Daytona 500: Richard Petty wins (143.977 MPH)
  • Feb 21 2 Iowa girls HS basketball teams play 4 scoreless quarters game was won 4-2 in 4th overtime period
  • Feb 22 Billy Martin named manager of Oakland A's