On This Day

Deaths in Sport in February 1977

  • Feb 5 Izaak Boleslavski, Russian chess player, dies at 67
  • Feb 19 Mike González, Cuban baseball player, dies at 86
  • Feb 22 Jack O'Connor, cricketer (batted in 4 Tests for England 1929-30), dies
  • Feb 25 Billy Coutu, Canadian ice hockey defenceman (Stanley Cup 1924; Montreal Canadiens; only player banned from NHL for life, attacked referee 1927), dies at 84