On This Day

Deaths in Sport on February 16

  • 1933 Archie Jackson, Australian cricket batsman (8 Tests, 1 x 100, HS 164), dies from tuberculosis at 23
  • 1936 Tommy Ward, South African cricket wicket-keeper (23 Tests), electrocuted at 48
  • 1945 Billy Frank, cricketer (Test South Africa v Eng 1896, 5 & 2, 1-52), dies
  • 1950 David Denton, cricketer (England batsman in 11 Tests 1905-10), dies
  • 1973 Pieter Van der Bijl, cricketer (outstanding S Af bat in 1938-39), dies
  • 1975 Morgan Taylor, American athlete (Olympic gold 400m hurdles 1924; bronze 1928, 32), dies at 71
  • 2001 Bob Buhl, baseball player (b. 1928)
  • 2002 Walter Winterbottom, England football manager (b. 1913)
  • 2006 Ernie Stautner, German-American football player, dies at 80
  • 2010 Wan Chi Keung, Hong Kong soccer player and actor. (b. 1956)
  • 2012 Gary Carter, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (11 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1986; Gold Glove Award 1980–82; Montreal Expos, NY Mets), dies from brain tumor at 57
  • 2018 Hubert Doggart, English cricketer (2 Tests for England 1950), dies at 92
  • 2019 Don Bragg, American pole vaulter (Olympic gold 1960), dies of results of stroke at 83
  • 2020 Harry Gregg, Irish soccer goalkeeper (25 caps Northern Ireland; Manchester United) and manager (Shrewsbury Town, Swansea, Crewe Alexandra), dies at 87
  • 2020 Barry Hulshoff, Dutch soccer defender (14 caps; European Cup 1971, 72, 73; Ajax Amsterdam), dies at 73
  • 2021 Wayne Giardino, Canadian football linebacker (Grey Cup 1968, 69, 73;Ottawa Rough Riders), dies at 77