Deaths in Sport on February 14

  • 1929 Tom Burke, American athlete (Olympic gold 100m, 400m 1896), dies at 53
  • 1948 Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown, American Baseball HOF pitcher (World Series 1907, 08; NL wins leader 1909; MLB ERA leader 1906; Chicago Cubs), dies at 71
  • 1952 Maurice De Waele, Belgian cyclist (b. 1896)
  • 1974 Stewie Dempster, New Zealand cricket batsman (10 Tests, 2 x 100s; Wellington CA, Leicestershire CCC, Warwickshire CCC), dies at 70
  • 1978 Paul Governali, American professional football player (b. 1921)
  • 1983 Lina Radke, German 800m runner (Olympic gold 1928), dies at 79
  • 1990 Graeme Hole, Australian cricket batsman (18 Tests, 6 x 50; NSW CA), dies from cancer at 59
  • 1992 Roepie Kruize, Dutch field hockey player (Olympic bronze, 1948 & silver, 1952), dies at 67
  • 1995 Nigel Finch, English TV director and film-maker (Chelsea Hotel; Vampyr; Stonewall), dies from AIDS-related illness at 45
  • 1996 Bob Paisley, football manager, dies at 77
  • 2002 Nándor 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 Garrett Fitzgerald, Irish rugby union coach and administrator (CEO Munster Rugby 1999-2019), dies at 65
  • 2020 Jimmy Conway, Irish soccer midfielder (20 caps Republic of Ireland; Fulham), dies at 73
  • 2021 Doug Mountjoy, Welsh snooker player (Masters 1977; Pot Black 1978, 85; UK C'ship 1988, World C'ship 1981 runner-up), dies at 78
  • 2022 Julio Morales, Uruguayan soccer striker (24 caps; Racing Montevideo, Nacional, Austria Wien), dies at 76