On This Day

Deaths in Sport on February 15

  • 1961 Maribel Vinson, American figure skater (9 time US National Champion), dies at 49
  • 1971 Dimitrios Loundras, Greek gymnast, dies at 85
  • 1981 Jack Crapp, English cricketer (7 Tests for England 1948-49, 319 runs), dies at 68
  • 1991 Gary Gears, Chicago disk jockey, dies at 46 of a heart attack
  • 2019 Gene Littler, American golfer (1961 US Open, 29 PGA Tour titles), dies at 88
  • 2020 Tony Fernández, Dominican baseball shortstop (MLB All-Star 1986, 87, 89, 92, 99; World Series 1993; Gold Glove Award 1986–89; Toronto Blue Jays), dies of polycystic kidney disease at 57