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Memories: 1995

1995 Sports Obituaries

1995 saw many great athletes, legends and heroes pass away. Here are a few articles celebrating their lives and commemorating their deaths.

Howard Cosell, April 23:
Howard Cosell Dies at 77
By Leonard Shapiro, Washington Post Staff Writer
April 24, 1995

Cosell Set Sports Journalism's Standards
By Leonard Shapiro, Washington Post Staff Writer
April 24, 1995

Cosell Told It Like It Was, Like Only He Could
By Tony Kornheiser, Washington Post Columnist
April 24, 1995

Telling It Like It Was About Howard Cosell
By Shirley Povich, Washington Post Columnist
May 2, 1995


Tennis Player Pancho Gonzalez, July 3:
Appreciation: Tireless and Fiery, Everyone Paid to See Pancho
By Bud Collins, Special to The Washington Post
July 5, 1995

200 Join to Mourn Tennis Great Pancho Gonzalez
From News Services, July 10, 1995


Baseball Player Mickey Mantle, Aug. 13:
Mickey Mantle, Legend of Baseball, Dies at 63
By Bart Barnes, Washington Post Staff Writer
August 14, 1995

Appreciation: Mantle Hit Home With Power, Grace
By William Gildea, Washington Post Staff Writer
August 14, 1995

Bidding Mantle Farewell: A Day of Recollection
By Jennifer Frey, Washington Post Staff Writer
August 14, 1995


Tennis Player Bobby Riggs, Oct. 25:
Tennis Star Bobby Riggs Dies
By Bart Barnes, Washington Post Staff Writer
Oct. 27, 1995


Publicist Joe F. Blair, Nov. 15:
Joe F. Blair, Publicist for Redskins, U-Md., Dies
By Ken Denlinger, Washington Post Staff Writer
Nov. 16, 1995

Appreciation: Blair Made a Name for Everyone Else
By Ken Denlinger, Washington Post Staff Writer
Nov. 16, 1995


Ice Skater Sergei Grinkov, Nov. 20:
Olympic Skater Sergei Grinkov Dies at 28
By Christine Brennan, Washington Post Staff Writer
Nov. 21, 1995

Shocked by Suddenness, Skaters Mourn Passing
By Christine Brennan, Washington Post Staff Writer
Nov. 22, 1995


Other Notable Deaths in the Sports World in 1995

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