On This Day

Deaths in Sport in February 2005

  • Feb 2 Max Schmeling, German boxer (world heavyweight champion 1930-32), dies at 99
  • Feb 4 Peter Heine, South African cricketer (solid South African fast bowler in 1950's), dies at 76
  • Feb 7 Bob Turner, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1934)
  • Feb 12 Rafael Vidal, Venezuelan athlete (b. 1964)
  • Feb 13 Nelson Briles, baseball player (b. 1943)
  • Feb 13 Maurice Trintignant, French race car driver (b. 1917)
  • Feb 14 Najai Turpin, American boxer
  • Feb 17 Omar Sívori, Argentine soccer forward and manager (19 caps Argentina, 9 caps Italy; Juventus), dies of pancreatic cancer at 69
  • Feb 26 Ian Colquhoun, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper (2 Tests, 4 dismissals), dies at 80