Events in Sport in February 1980

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Feb 3 Larry Holmes TKOs Lorenzo Holmes in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • Feb 3 30th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 144-136 (OT) at Landover, Maryland
  • Feb 4 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Whirlpool Golf Championship of Deer Creek
  • Feb 5 32nd NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 6-3 at Detroit

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Feb 9 Rick Barry, Houston, is 1st in NBA to score 8 3-pointers in a game

NBA Small Forward Rick Barry
NBA Small Forward
Rick Barry
  • Feb 10 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
  • Feb 12 NY Islanders 2nd scoreless tie, vs Winnipeg Jets

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Feb 12 Richard Hadlee becomes NZ's top wicket-taker with 117

Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Cricketer
Richard Hadlee
  • Feb 13 NZ beats West Indies by one wicket in cricket at Dunedin
  • Feb 14 13th Winter Olympic games open in Lake Placid, New York
  • Feb 15 Eric Heiden skates Olympic record 500m in 38.03 sec
  • Feb 15 Wayne Gretzy assists on NHL-record-tieing 7 goals
  • Feb 16 Eric Heiden skates 5k in 7:02.29 (Olympic Record)
  • Feb 17 Dot Germain wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
  • Feb 19 Botham a century & 13 wickets in Jubilee Test Cricket at Bombay
  • Feb 19 Eric Heiden skates Olympic record 1000m in 1:15.18
  • Feb 21 Eric Heiden skates Olympic record 1500m in 1:55.44

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Feb 22 USA beats USSR in Olympic hockey 4-3, referred to as "Miracle on Ice". USA captain Mike Eruzione scores winning goal in 3rd period

Ice Hockey Player Mike Eruzione
Ice Hockey Player
Mike Eruzione
  • Feb 23 13th Winter Olympic games close at Lake Placid, NY
  • Feb 23 Eric Heiden wins all 5 speed skating golds at Lake Placid Olympics
  • Feb 24 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic
  • Feb 24 Rangers score 5 power-play goals against Islanders
  • Feb 24 USA Olympic hockey team defeated Finland, 4-2, to win the gold medal
  • Feb 26 Richard Hadlee scores Test Cricket century v Roberts, Garner, Holding, Croft

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Feb 29 Gordie Howe becomes 1st NHL player to score 800 career goals

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe