Deaths in Sport in 1990

  • Jan 1 Joe Hardstaff Jr, cricketer (23 Tests for England, 1636 runs), dies

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Jan 7 Bronislau "Bronko" Nagurski, football hall of famer, dies at 81

Hall of Fame American Football Player Bronko Nagurski
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Bronko Nagurski
  • Jan 7 Horace Stoneham, baseball owner (Giants), dies at 86
  • Jan 7 Joseph Robbie, lawyer/NFL owner (Miami Dolphins), dies at 73
  • Jan 9 Spud Chandler, American baseball player (AL MVP 1943), dies at 82
  • Jan 26 Bob Gerard, British racing driver (b. 1914)
  • Feb 2 Joe Erskine, Welsh boxer (b. 1934)
  • Feb 14 Graeme Hole, cricketer (18 Tests for Australia, 789 runs), dies
  • Feb 17 Hap Day, Canadian ice hockey player and manager (b. 1901)
  • Feb 24 Tony Conigliaro, baseball player (Red Sox), dies of pneumonia at 45
  • Feb 26 Leslie Ames, cricketer (47 Tests, 2434 runs 8 centuries), dies
  • Feb 28 Colin Milburn, cricketer (9 Tests for England, 654 runs), dies
  • Feb 28 Tuppy Owen-Smith, South African cricketer (batsman v England 1929), dies
  • Mar 4 Hank Gathers, American basketball player (b. 1967)
  • Mar 11 Dean Horrix, English footballer (b. 1961)
  • Mar 15 Tom Harmon, NFL tail back (Heisman Trophy), dies at 70
  • Mar 15 Tom Harmon, American football player and broadcaster (b. 1919)
  • Mar 20 Jev Jasjin, Russian soccer goalie, dies at 60
  • Mar 20 Lev Yashin, Soviet footballer (b. 1929)
  • Apr 11 Harold Ballard, Canadian ice hockey club owner and executive (b. 1903)
  • Apr 21 Johnny Beagley, winner of two 1942 World Series games, dies
  • May 22 Rocky Graziano, boxer/writer/actor (Mr Rock & Roll), dies at 71 of heart failure
  • Jun 18 Dennis Dyer, cricketer (scored 96 3 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • Jul 8 Malcolm Hilton, English cricket slow left-arm (4 Tests), dies
  • Jul 12 João Saldanha, Brazilian journalist and football manager (b. 1917)
  • Jul 31 Albert Leduc, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1902)
  • Aug 9 Joe Mercer, English footballer (b. 1914)
  • Aug 31 Johnny Lindsay, cricketer (South African wicket-keeper 1947), dies
  • Aug 31 Nat (Sweetwater) Clifton, NY Knick, dies at 65 of a heart attack
  • Sep 6 Leonard Hutton, cricketer (79 Tests for England, 6971 runs), dies
  • Oct 4 Avis Bunnage, actor (Loneliness of Long Distance Runner), dies at 67
  • Oct 7 John "Cat" Thompson, basketball hall of famer, dies at 84
  • Oct 10 Dick Jorgensen, NFL referee, dies at 56
  • Nov 11 Attilio Demaría, Argentinian footballer (b. 1909)
  • Nov 15 Alydar, American racehorse (b. 1975)
  • Nov 23 Bo Diaz, catcher, crushed to death by a satellite dish at 37
  • Nov 24 Juan Manuel Bordeu, Argentine racing driver (b. 1934)
  • Nov 25 Bill Vukovich, Indie 500 driver, dies in crash at 27
  • Dec 9 Mike Mazurski, wrestler/actor (Centerfold Girls), dies at 80

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Dec 13 Alice Marble, California, tennis star, dies at 77

Tennis Champion Alice Marble
Tennis Champion
Alice Marble
  • Dec 23 Frank King, West Indian cricketer (WI fast bowler played 14 Tests 1953-56), dies at 64
  • Dec 31 George Allen, US football coach (LA Rams, Wash Redskins), dies