Deaths in Sport on February 12

  • 1889 Andrew Greenwood, cricketer (batted in Eng's 1st 2 Tests 1877), dies
  • 1896 Isaac Murphy, American jockey, 628 wins on 1,412 mounts (44.5%), dies at 35
  • 1907 Muriel Robb, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1902), dies of lymphadenoma at 28
  • 1921 Charles Leslie, cricketer (4 Tests England v Australia 1882-83), dies
  • 1982 Hal Hooker, cricket (307 partners with Kippax for last wicket), dies
  • 1985 Van Lingle Mungo, American baseball pitcher (Dodgers, Giants), dies at 73
  • 1992 Bep [Lambertus] van Klaveren, boxing champ (Olympic gold 1928), dies

Person of interestTom Landry

2000 Tom Landry, American football coach (Dallas Cowboys), dies at 75

NFL Head Coach Tom Landry
NFL Head Coach
Tom Landry
  • 2005 Rafael Vidal, Venezuelan athlete (b. 1964)
  • 2010 Nodar Kumaritashvili, Georgian luger (b. 1988)
  • 2011 Mato Damjanović, Croatian chess grandmaster (b. 1927)
  • 2016 Johnny Lattner, American football player, dies at 83