On This Day

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
  • 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 Charles O Finley, baseball owner (Oakland A's), dies at 76
  • 1996 Antonio Creus, Spanish racecar driver, dies at 71
  • 1997 Stanley Pearson, footballer, dies at 76
  • 2011 Ollie Matson, 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