Deaths in Sport on February 12

  • 1889 Andrew Greenwood, English cricket batsman (2 Tests, HS 49; Yorkshire CCC), dies from tuberculosis at 41
  • 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 (MLB All-Star 1934, 36, 37, 45; NL strikeout leader 1936; Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Giants), dies at 73
  • 1992 Bep [Lambertus] van Klaveren, Dutch boxing champ (Olympic gold 1928), dies
  • 1994 Ray Dandridge, American Baseball HOF third baseman (3 × NgL All-Star 1935, 37, 44; American Association MVP 1950 Minneapolis Millers), dies at 80
  • 1995 Nat Holman, American Basketball HOF coach (NCAA, NIT C'ships 1950 CCNY), dies at 98

Tom LandryTom Landry (1924-2000)

American NFL player, 1949-55 (NY Giants) and coach, 1960-88 (Dallas Cowboys), dies of leukemia at 75

  • 2005 Rafael Vidal, Venezuelan athlete (b. 1964)
  • 2010 Nodar Kumaritashvili, Georgian luger (b. 1988)
  • 2011 Gino Cimoli, American baseball player, dies at 81
  • 2011 Mato Damjanović, Croatian chess grandmaster (b. 1927)
  • 2016 Johnny Lattner, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1953, Notre Dame; Pro Bowl 1954, Pittsburgh Steelers), dies from mesothelioma at 83
  • 2019 Gordon Banks, English soccer goalkeeper (World Cup 1966, 73 England caps), dies of kidney cancer at 81
  • 2020 Tamás Wichmann, Hungarian sprint canoeist (World C'ship gold x 9; Olympic silver C-1 1000m 1972, C-2 1000m 1968; bronze C-1 1000m 1976), dies at 72
  • 2022 Brian Kan, Chinese thoroughbred horse trainer (5 x Hong Kong champion trainer; 5 x HK Derby winners), dies at 84