On This Day

Deaths in Sport on February 13

  • 1945 George Studd, English cricket batsman (4 Tests; Middlesex), dies at 85
  • 1964 Ken Hubbs, 2nd baseman (Chicago Cubs), dies in plane crash at 22
  • 1970 Herbert Strudwick, cricketer (28 Tests for England, ct 60 stp 12), dies
  • 1987 M L "Curly" Page, cricketer (NZ Test capt 1933), dies
  • 1991 Ronald "Ron" Pickering, British athletics coach and BBC sports commentator, dies after a heart bypass operation at 60
  • 2003 Kid Gavilan, Cuban boxer (b. 1926)
  • 2005 Nelson Briles, baseball player (b. 1943)
  • 2005 Maurice Trintignant, French race car driver (b. 1917)
  • 2012 Freddie Solomon, American football wide receiver, dies from colon and liver cancer at 59
  • 2018 Tito Francona, American baseball utility (MLB All Star 1961), dies at 84
  • 2020 Jimmy Thunder, New Zealand boxer (IBO heavyweight title 1994-95), dies following brain surgery at 54