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
  • 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 soccer manager (first manager England national football team 1946–62; FA Director of Coaching), dies at 88
  • 2006 Ernie Stautner, American Pro Football HOF defensive end (Super Bowl 1971, 77; 4 × All-Pro First Team; 9 × Pro Bowl; Pittsburgh Steelers), dies from Alzheimer's disease 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 a 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
  • 2020 Tony Fernández, Dominican MLB baseball shortstop, 1983-2001, 5X All-Star, 4X Golden Glove (Toronto Blue Jays, and 6 other teams), dies of multiple medical issues at 57
  • 2021 Wayne Giardino, Canadian football linebacker (Grey Cup 1968, 69, 73;Ottawa Rough Riders), dies at 77
  • 2022 Vasilis Botinos, Greek soccer winger (12 caps; Olympiacos FC 140 games, 120 goals), dies from COVID-19 at 77