On This Day

Events in Sport in February 1982

  • Feb 8 Dodgers trade Davey Lopes to A's breaking up the longest-playing infield (Cey-Russell-Lopes-Garvey)

Sport awardNHL All-Star Game

Feb 9 34th NHL All-Star Game, Capital Centre, Landover: Wales Conference beats Campbell Conference, 4-2; MVP: Mike Bossy, NY Islanders, RW

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Feb 12 Wayne Gretzky scores 153rd point of season, breaking NHL record

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 13 Islander's Bryan Trottier scores 5 goals against Flyers

NHL Star Bryan Trottier
NHL Star
Bryan Trottier
  • Feb 14 24th Daytona 500: Bobby Allison wins with margin of victory over Cale Yarborough an impressive 23 seconds, more than half a lap
  • Feb 15 Dan Issel (NBA-Nuggets), begins streak of 63 consecutive free throw
  • Feb 17 Commencement of Sri Lanka's 1st Test Cricket match, v England
  • Feb 20 NY Islanders win then NHL record 15th straight game by beating Colorado Rockies, 3-2 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
  • Feb 24 Boston Celtics begin an 18 NBA game winning streak
  • Feb 24 Wayne Gretzky scores NHL-record 78th goal of season en route to 92

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 26 Test Cricket debut of batsman Martin Crowe, playing for New Zealand v Australia in Wellington, run out for 9

Cricketer Martin Crowe
Cricketer
Martin Crowe
  • Feb 27 Dan Issel (NBA-Nuggets), hits on 63rd consecutive free throw