On This Day

Deaths in Sport on February 14

  • 1929 Tom Burke, American athlete (Olympic gold 100m, 400m 1896), dies at 53
  • 1948 Mordecai Brown, American baseball player (b. 1876)
  • 1952 Maurice De Waele, Belgian cyclist (b. 1896)
  • 1974 C S Dempster, cricketer (10 Tests for NZ, 723 runs), dies
  • 1978 Paul Governali, American professional football player (b. 1921)
  • 1983 Lina Radke, German 800m runner (Olympic gold 1928), dies at 79
  • 1990 Graeme Hole, cricketer (18 Tests for Australia, 789 runs), dies
  • 1992 Roepie Kruize, hockey player (Olympic bronze 1948/silver-52), dies at 67
  • 1996 Bob Paisley, football manager, dies at 77
  • 2002 NĂ¡ndor Hidegkuti, Hungarian footballer (b. 1922)
  • 2003 Johnny Longden, Canadian Racing Hall of Fame jockey/trainer (1943 Triple Crown on Count Fleet), dies of a stroke at 96
  • 2004 Marco Pantani, Italian cyclist (Tour de France 1998), dies of acute cocaine poisoning at 34
  • 2005 Najai Turpin, American boxer
  • 2010 Dick Francis, British jockey and detective writer (Whip Hand, High Stakes), dies at 89
  • 2020 Jimmy Conway, Irish soccer midfielder (20 caps Republic of Ireland; Fulham), dies at 73
  • 2020 Garrett Fitzgerald, Irish rugby union coach and administrator (CEO Munster Rugby 1999-2019), dies at 65