On This Day

Deaths in Sport in February 1996

  • Feb 8 Del Ennis, American baseball outfielder (MLB All-Star 1946, 51, 55; NL RBI leader 1950; Philadelphia Phillies), dies from complications of diabetes at 70
  • Feb 9 Neil Franklin, soccer star, dies at 74
  • Feb 11 Cyril Poole, English cricketer (Notts 1946-62, England 1951-52 in 3 Tests), dies at 74
  • Feb 14 Bob Paisley, football manager, dies at 77
  • Feb 19 Charles O Finley, baseball owner (Oakland A's), dies at 76
  • Feb 19 Antonio Creus, Spanish racecar driver, dies at 71
  • Feb 22 Helmut Schoen, soccer coach, dies at 80
  • Feb 23 Freddie Stocks, cricket (cent on debut & wkt on 1st ball, Notts), dies
  • Feb 27 Pat Smythe, English equestrian rider (Olympic bronze team jumps 1956; author children's books), dies from heart disease at 67
  • Feb 27 Sarah Palfrey Cooke, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1941, 45), dies of lung cancer at 83
  • Feb 27 Vic Janowicz, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1950, Ohio State; NFL: Washington Redskins), dies of cancer at 66