On February 14 in …

  • 1887 – Chicago Cubs sell Mike King Kelly to Boston for record $10,000.
  • 1890 – First New South Wales versus South Australia first-class cricket game.
  • 1896 – South Africa all out for 30 versus England in cricket- their lowest ever.
  • 1896 – Stanley Cup of hockey: Winnipeg Victorias beat Montréal Victorias, 2-0.
  • 1931 – Donald Bradman scores 152 Australia versus West Indies, 154 minutes, 13 fours two fives.
  • 1932 – South Africa all out for 36 in first innings versus Australia (Bert Ironmonger 5-6).
  • 1934 – NHL Ace Bailey Benefit Game: Toronto Maple Leafs beats All-Stars 7-3 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • 1936 – US female Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson.
  • 1936 – US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee.
  • 1950 – Moroney scores cricket twin centuries for Australia at Johannesburg.
  • 1951 – Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Jake LaMotta and takes middleweight title.
  • 1952 – (to February 25) The VI Olympic Winter Games are held in Oslo, Norway.
  • 1954 – Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Saint Petersburg Golf Open.
  • 1956 – Verhoeven/Nauta/De King/Wijnhout win Dutch 11 city skate.
  • 1957 – Georgia Senate unanimously approves Senator Leon Butts’ bill barring blacks from playing baseball with whites.
  • 1960 – Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Saint Petersburg Golf Open.
  • 1961 – Louise Suggs wins LPGA Royal Poinciana Golf Invitational.
  • 1966 – Wilt Chamberlain breaks NBA career scoring record at 20,884 points.
  • 1978 – In girls’ US high school basketball, Chicago Latin beats Harvard Saint George.
  • 1982 – Hollis Stacy wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic.
  • 1984 – British ice dancers Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean score 12 perfect 6.0s for their interpretation of Ravel’s Bolero in the 1984 Winter Olympics. They win the gold medal for ice dancing.
  • 1987 – 53,745 largest NBA crowd to date – Philadelphia 76ers at Detroit Pistons.
  • 1988 – 49th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Gary Player.
  • 1988 – Bobby Allison at age 50 becomes oldest driver to win Daytona 500.
  • 1988 – Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic.
  • 1991 – National League Cy Young winner Doug Drabek wins record US$3 million salary arbitration.
  • 1992 – Andre Cason runs world record 60 metre indoor (6.41 seconds).
  • 1992 – Kieren John Perkins, swims world record 800 metre freestyle (7 minutes 46.60 seconds).
  • 1992 – Merlene Ottey runs world record 60 metre indoor (6.96 seconds).
  • 1994 – Alexander Golubev skates Olympics record 500 metre (36.33).
  • 1995 – Wellington 2-498d and 4-475 beat Canterbury 496 and 2-476d.
  • 2009 – Mike Green of the Washington Capitals sets an NHL record for a defenceman by scoring in his eighth consecutive game.

Births of sports figures on February 14

  • 1907 – Birth of Johnny Longden; jockey/trainer (1958 Racing Hall of Fame).
  • 1913 – Birth of Mel Israel AKA Mel Allen; sportscaster for the New York Yankees, host of This Week in Baseball.
  • 1923 – Birth of Jay Herbert; golfer (1960 PGA winner).
  • 1931 – Birth of Bernie “Boom Boom” Geoffrion; NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers).
  • 1934 – Birth of Marlene Matthews in Australia; sprinter (Olympics-2 bronze-1956).
  • 1935 – Birth of Mickey Wright in San Diego, California, USA; LPGA golfer (4 times LPGA champion).
  • 1943 – Birth of Robert J Murphy Junior in Brooklyn, New York, USA; PGA golfer (1968 Philadelphia Classic).
  • 1944 – Birth of Bruce Summerhays in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA: PGA golfer (Provo Open-1966, 1991, 1993).
  • 1947 – Birth of Heidemarie Rosendahl; German Federal Republic long jumper (Olympics-gold-1972).
  • 1947 – Birth of Salah-ud-Din; cricket player (played five Tests for Pakistan 1965-69).
  • 1951 – Birth of Kevin Keegan; British soccer player/manager (Newcastle United).
  • 1956 – Birth of Dave Dravecky; pitcher (San Francisco Giants), had arm amputated.
  • 1956 – Birth of Howard Edward Davis Junior in Glen Cove, New York, USA; lightweight boxer (Olympics-silver-1976).
  • 1960 – Birth of Jim Kelly; NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills).
  • 1963 – Birth of Jeff Dellenbach; NFL center (New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31).
  • 1963 – Birth of John Marzano in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; catcher (Seattle Mariners).
  • 1964 – Birth of Darrick Brilz; NFL center (Cincinnati Bengals).
  • 1965 – Birth of Jessie Tuggle; NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons).
  • 1966 – Birth of Clark Sherwood Dennis in Houston, Texas, USA; PGA golfer (1990 Hawaiian Open-third).
  • 1966 – Birth of Petr Svoboda in Most, Czechoslovakia; NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers, Olympics-gold-1998).
  • 1967 – Birth of Calle Johansson in Göteborg, Sweden; NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals).
  • 1967 – Birth of Laura Martin in LaJolla, California, USA; WPVA volleyball player (Nationals-13th-1994).
  • 1967 – Birth of Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere in Sofia, Bulgaria; tennis player (1984 US Open Mixed Doubles).
  • 1968 – Birth of Chris Lewis; cricket player (in Guyana England all-rounder).
  • 1969 – Birth of Chad Magee in Tyler, Texas, USA; Nike golfer (1993 NIKE Shreveport Open-36th).
  • 1969 – Birth of Harry Colon; NFL safety (Jacksonville Jaguars, Detroit Lions).
  • 1969 – Birth of Jeff Graham; NFL wide receiver (Chicago Bears, New York Jets).
  • 1969 – Birth of Roy Barker; NFL defensive end (Minnesota Vikings, San Francisco 49ers).
  • 1970 – Birth of Elaine Youngs in Orange, California, USA; volleyball outside hitter (Olympics-1996).
  • 1970 – Birth of Kelly Stinnett; US baseball catcher (New York Mets).
  • 1970 – Birth of Richard Smehlik in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia; NHL defenseman (Team Czechoslovakian Republic, Buffalo Sabres).
  • 1970 – Birth of Sean Hill in Duluth, Minnesota, USA; NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators).
  • 1971 – Birth of Derrick Witherspoon; NFL running back (Philadelphia Eagles).
  • 1971 – Birth of Gheorghe Muresan; NBA center (Washington Bullets/Wizards).
  • 1971 – Birth of Kenny Shedd; WLAF receiver (Barcelona Dragons, Oakland Raiders).
  • 1971 – Birth of Lonnie Johnson; NFL tight end (Buffalo Bills).
  • 1972 – Birth of Bruno Heppell; Canadian Football League full back (Montreal Alouettes).
  • 1972 – Birth of Drew Bledsoe; NFL quarterback (New England Patriots).
  • 1972 – Birth of Raymond Beerens; Dutch soccer player (PSV, FC Groningen).
  • 1973 – Birth of George Hegamin; NFL/WLAF tail back (Dallas Cowboys, Frankfurt Galaxy).
  • 1973 – Birth of Michael “Mike” Theodore Lambert IV in Thomaston, Georgia, USA; rower (Olympics-1996).
  • 1973 – Birth of Steve McNair; NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers).
  • 1973 – Birth of Tyus Edney; NBA guard (Boston Celtics, Sacramento Kings).
  • 1974 – Birth of Michael Lowery; NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears).
  • 1974 – Birth of Rob Jahrling; Australian rower (Olympics-1996).
  • 1978 – Birth of Laurie Schwoy; soccer forward (Olympics-1996).
  • 1982 – Birth of Marián Gáborík; Czechosovakian hockey player (Minnesota Wild).

Deaths of sports figures on February 14

  • 1974 – C S Dempster, cricket player (10 Tests for New Zealand, 723 runs), dies.
  • 1990 – Graeme Hole, cricket player (18 Tests for Australia, 789 runs), dies.
  • 1992 – Roepie Kruize, hockey player (Olympics-bronze-1948/silver-1952), dies at age 67.
  • 2014 – Death of Tom Finney, English footballer (born 1922).
  • 2015 – Death of Franjo Mihalic, Croatian-Serbian athlete and coach (born 1920).
  • 2015 – Death of Wim Ruska, Dutch wrestler and martial artist (born 1940).