On This Day

Deaths in Sport on February 10

  • 1913 Konstantinos Tsiklitiras, Greek athlete (Olympic gold standing long jump, bronze high jump 1912, 2 x silver 1908), dies from meningitis at 24
  • 1948 Ewart Astill, England cricket all-rounder (9 Tests, Leicestershire), dies at 59
  • 1982 K R Meher-Homji, cricket wk (Test as Indian, catch no stumped), dies
  • 1982 Khershed Meherhomji, Indian cricketer (Indian wicket-keeper 1936), dies at 70
  • 1985 Johnny Mokan, baseball player (b. 1895)
  • 1989 Dan Kelly, NHL sportscaster, dies at 52, "He shoots, he scores!"
  • 1993 Rip Repulski, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1956; World Series 1959), dies at 64
  • 2006 Dick Harmon, American golf instructor (Fred Couples, Jay Haas, Craig Stadler, Lanny Wadkins, Steve Elkington), dies from pneumonia at 58
  • 2009 Jeremy Lusk, American freestyle motocross racer (b. 1984)
  • 2010 Fred Schaus, American basketball coach and executive (b. 1925)
  • 2010 Carl Braun, American basketball player (NY Knicks), dies at 82
  • 2011 Trevor Bailey, English cricket all-rounder, writer and broadcaster (61 Tests, top score 134, 132 wickets; BBC), dies in a fire in his retirement flat at 87
  • 2012 Geoffrey Cornish, Canadian golf course architect, dies at 97
  • 2012 Adolfo Schwelm Cruz, Argentine racing driver, dies at 88

Person of interestMike Ilitch

2017 Mike Ilitch, American businessman (founded Little Caesars Pizza, owner Detroit Red Wings, Tigers), dies at 87

Entrepreneur and Founder of Little Caesar's Pizza Mike Ilitch
Entrepreneur and Founder of Little Caesar's Pizza
Mike Ilitch
  • 2020 Waqar Hasan, Pakistani cricket batsman (21 Tests, top score 189; member Pakistan's inaugural Test squad), dies at 87