Deaths in Sport on February 19

  • 1892 Monty Bowden, English cricket wicketkeeper and captain (2 Tests; youngest England captain at 23 years, 144 days), dies of epilepsy at 26
  • 1941 Alexander Josiah Webbe, English cricket wicket-keeper (v Aus 1879), dies at 86
  • 1948 Bob Groom, American baseball pitcher (Washington Senators; no-hitter 1917 St. Louis Browns), dies at 63
  • 1957 Maurice Garin, Italian-born French road bicycle racer (winner of Tour de France in 1903), dies at 85
  • 1977 Mike González, Cuban baseball player, dies at 86
  • 1994 Renske Vellinga, Dutch speed-skater, dies in auto-accident at 19
  • 1996 Antonio Creus, Spanish racecar driver, dies at 71
  • 1996 Charles "Charlie O" Finley, American sports entrepreneur (MLB's Kansas City/Oakland A's: NHL's California Golden Seals), dies at 77
  • 1997 Stan Pearson, English soccer inside forward (8 caps; Manchester United, Bury, Chester), dies at 76

Ollie MatsonOllie Matson (1930-2011)

Pro/College Football Hall of Fame halfback (First-team All-Pro 1952, 54–59; Pro Bowl 1952, 54–58; NFL 1950s All Decade Team), dies of dementia at 80

  • 2018 Yury Tyukalov, Soviet rower (Olympic 1952,56 Gold), dies at 87
  • 2019 Don Newcombe, American baseball pitcher (4-time MLB All Star), dies at 92
  • 2022 Charley Taylor, American Pro Football HOF wide receiver and running back (8 × Pro Bowl; First-team All-Pro 1967; Washington Redskins), dies at 80
  • 2022 Emile Francis, Canadian Hockey HOF coach (NY Rangers 1965-75; St. Louis Blues) and executive (GM: NY Rangers, St. Louis Blues, Hartford Whalers), dies at 95 [1]
  • 2022 HO de Villiers, South African rugby union fullback (14 caps; Villager FC, Western Province), dies at 76