Deaths in Sport on February 18

  • 1911 Bill Murdoch, cricketer, dies while watching Aust v South Africa Test
  • 1933 James Corbett, (Gentleman Jim), heavyweight box champ (1892-97), dies
  • 1975 Syed Nazir Ali, cricketer (2 Tests for India, 4 wickets), dies
  • 1998 Harry Caray, American sportscaster (Chicago Cubs), dies at probably 83
  • 1998 Robbie James, Welsh footballer (b. 1957)
  • 2001 Dale Earnhardt, American race car driver dies in car crash at Daytona 500 race (b. 1951)
  • 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)