On This Day

Deaths in Sport on February 18

  • 1911 Bill Murdoch, cricketer, dies while watching Aust v South Africa Test
  • 1933 James J. Corbett, American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1892-97), dies at 66
  • 1975 Nazir Ali, Indian cricket all-rounder (2 Tests; first Indian Test 1932), dies at 68
  • 1998 Harry Caray, American Baseball Hall of Fame broadcaster (Chicago Cubs), dies of heart attack complications at 83
  • 1998 Robbie James, Welsh footballer (b. 1957)

Person of interestDale Earnhardt

2001 Dale Earnhardt, American auto racer (7 NASCAR Winston Cup Series championships), dies in crash during Daytona 500 at 49

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Dale Earnhardt
  • 2001 Eddie Mathews, American hall of fame third baseman (Milwaukee Brave) who hit 512 home runs, dies at 69
  • 2008 Mickey Renaud, Canadian professional ice hockey player (b. 1988)
  • 2015 Jerome Kersey, American NBA forward (Golden State Warriors, Portland Trail Blazers), dies of a pulmonary embolism at 52
  • 2019 T. J. Cunningham, American NFL safety (Seattle Seahawks), dies at 46
  • 2019 Kelly Seymour, South African cricketer (South African off-spinner in 7 Tests 1963-70), dies at 83