Deaths in Sport on February 2

  • 1918 John L Sullivan, Mass, heavyweight boxing champ, dies at 59

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1925 Jaap Eden, Dutch world champion cyclist and speed skater, dies at 51

Cyclist and Speed Skater Jaap Eden
Cyclist and Speed Skater
Jaap Eden
  • 1948 Bevil Rudd, South African athlete (b. 1894)
  • 1959 Frank DeCaires, cricketer (WI bat v Eng 1930, 3 Tests 232 runs), dies
  • 1969 Giovanni Martinelli, opera singer (NY Met), dies at 83
  • 1976 Harry Elliott, England cricket wicketkeeper (3 Tests 1927-34), dies
  • 1979 Jim Burke, cricketer (Australian opener), commits suicide
  • 1983 Bryan Valentine, cricketer (7 Tests for England, 454 runs), dies
  • 1987 Castilho, Brazilian footballer (b. 1927)
  • 1989 Ondrej Nepela, Slovak figure skater (b. 1951)
  • 1990 Joe Erskine, Welsh boxer (b. 1934)
  • 1995 Fred Perry, English tennis star (Wimbledon 1934-36), dies at 85
  • 2005 Max Schmeling, German boxer (1930-32 World Heavyweight Champion), dies at 99
  • 2007 Masao Takemoto, Japanese gymnast (b. 1919)
  • 2013 Walter Francis Sweeney, American NFL guard, dies from pancreatic cancer at 71