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