On This Day

Events in Sport in February 1983

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 4 US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton

Figure Skater Scott Hamilton
Figure Skater
Scott Hamilton
  • Feb 6 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 20-19; MVPs: Dan Fouts, San Diego Chargers, QB; John Jefferson, Green Bay Packers, WR

Sport awardNHL All-Star Game

Feb 8 35th NHL All-Star Game, Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale: Campbell Conference beats Wales Conference, 9-3; MVP: Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton Oilers, C

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 8 Baseball orders Mickey Mantle to sever ties with Claridge Casino

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Feb 8 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL all star record of 4 goals in 1 period
  • Feb 13 Opener Steve Smith with 117 and Geoff Lawson 3-11 guide Australia to 149 run win over New Zealand in cricket's World Series Cup 2nd Final in Melbourne; win series, 2-0

Sport awardNBA All-Star Game

Feb 13 33rd NBA All-Star Game, The Forum, Inglewood, CA: East beats West, 132-123; MVP: Julius Erving, Philadelphia 76ers, F

NBA Legend Julius Erving
NBA Legend
Julius Erving
  • Feb 18 Indiana Pacers lose, 121-94 in Milwaukee; begin a 28 NBA game losing streak on the road
  • Feb 18 Right wing Lanny McDonald becomes the first player in NHL franchise Calgary Flames' history to score 50 goals in a season in a 5-1 loss to Buffalo Sabres

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 19 Fernando Valenzuela wins his salary arbitration of $1 million

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Fernando Valenzuela
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Fernando Valenzuela
  • Feb 19 Vladimir Salnikov (USSR) sets 400 m free style swimming record
  • Feb 20 Roland Liboton becomes world champ cross-country cycling
  • Feb 20 25th Daytona 500: 3rd win in the event for Cale Yarborough; first time an in-car camera goes into victory lane before a national CBS Sports audience
  • Feb 21 NBA San Diego Clippers begin a 29 game road losing streak
  • Feb 22 Vladimir Salnikov (USSR) sets 1500m free style swimming record