On This Day

Deaths in Sport on February 28

  • 1912 Bill Storer, English cricket wicket-keeper (6 Tests 1897-99), dies
  • 1972 Victor Barna, table tennis champ, dies
  • 1980 Ian Alexander Ross Peebles, cricketer (45 wkts for England), dies
  • 1984 Leslie Walcott, cricketer (Test for WI v England 1930), dies
  • 1988 Harvey Kuenn, American baseball utility (AL batting champion 1959; 10 × All-Star 1953–1960²; Detroit Tigers), dies from heart disease and diabetes at 57
  • 1990 Colin Milburn, cricketer (9 Tests for England, 654 runs), dies
  • 1990 Tuppy Owen-Smith, South African cricketer (batsman v England 1929), dies
  • 1995 Keith Rigg, cricketer (8 Tests for Australia 1931-37), dies
  • 1999 William Talbert, American tennis doubles champ (US 1942, 45, 46, 48), dies at 80
  • 2003 Chris Brasher, English athlete (b. 1928)
  • 2015 Alex [Alexander] Johnson, American professional baseball player, dies at 72
  • 2015 Anthony Mason, American NBA forward (NY Knicks, Charlotte Hornets), dies at 48 of a heart attack
  • 2020 Johnny Antonelli, American baseball pitcher (6 × MLB All-Star 1954, 56–59²; World Series, NL ERA leader 1954; SF Giants), dies from colon cancer at 89
  • 2020 Stig-Göran Myntti, Finnish soccer midfielder (61 caps; Vasa IFK), dies at 94