Events in Sport in February 1987

  • Feb 1 38,873 NBA crowd watch Chicago at Detroit
  • Feb 1 Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic
  • Feb 1 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 10-6
  • Feb 2 KC Royal pitcher Dennis Leonard (3X 20 game winner), retires
  • Feb 3 SD Yacht Club celebrates return of America's Cup
  • Feb 4 Stars & Stripes beats Australia's Kookaburra 3, sweeps America's Cup
  • Feb 4 Sacramento Kings score only 4 points 1st quarter against Lakers; fewest in a period since introduction of 24 second shot-clock in 1954
  • Feb 7 Dennis Conner & Stars & Stripes bring the America's Cup back to US
  • Feb 8 37th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 154-149 (OT) at Seattle

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Feb 8 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • Feb 11 England beat Australia 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup
  • Feb 14 53,745 largest NBA crowd to date-Philadelphia at Detroit
  • Feb 15 Nikolai Guljajev becomes world champion skater
  • Feb 19 Less than a month after re-signing, A's pitcher Vida Blue retires
  • Feb 21 Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Tsumura Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open
  • Feb 23 Dick Howser retires from managing KC Royals, due to brain tumor

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Feb 24 LA Laker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scores his 36,000th NBA point

  • Feb 25 LaMarr Hoyt is banned from baseball for 1987, due to drug abuse

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Feb 26 NBA's Michael Jordan's 58 points in one game is a Chicago Bulls record

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
  • Feb 26 Wash blocks 20 Indiana shots tying NBA regulation game record
  • Feb 27 Mike Conley triple jumps world indoor record (17.76m)
  • Feb 27 NCAA cancels SMU's entire 1987 football schedule for gross violations of NCAA rules regarding athletic corruption