On This Day

Deaths in Sport in 1896

  • Feb 12 Isaac Murphy, American jockey, 628 wins on 1,412 mounts (44.5%), dies at 35
  • Sep 2 Nat Thompson, Australian cricket batsman (2 Tests, 1st batsman dismissed in first Test match 1877), dies at 57
  • Sep 24 Percy McDonnell, Australian cricketer (19 Tests 1880-88, 3 centuries), dies a 35
  • Dec 31 Leland Hone, Irish cricketer (scored 7 & 6 in only England Test 1879), dies