Deaths in Sport in 1995

  • Jan 2 Graham Sharp, ice skater, dies at 77
  • Jan 8 Carlos Monzon, [El Macho], Argentine medium weight boxing champ (1970-77), dies at 52
  • Jan 18 Ron Luciano, American baseball umpire (b. 1937)
  • Jan 21 Philippe Casado, Moroccan/French cyclist, dies at 30
  • Jan 26 Vic Buckingham, English soccer player/trainer (Ajax), dies at 79
  • Jan 29 Richard Burnell, British rower (Olympics-gold-1948), dies at 77
  • Jan 30 George H Poyser, English soccer player (Manchester City), dies at 84
  • Feb 1 John Smith, English chairman of Liverpool F.C. (1973-90), dies at 74
  • Feb 2 Fred Perry, English tennis star (Wimbledon 1934-36), dies at 85
  • Feb 4 Roel Wiersma, Dutch soccer star (PSV), dies at 62
  • Feb 28 Keith Rigg, cricketer (8 Tests for Australia 1931-37), dies
  • Mar 5 Gregg Hansford, Australian motorcycle and touring car racer (b. 1952)
  • Mar 9 Ruud van den Hende, Dutch sports reporter, dies at 63
  • Mar 13 Leon Day, pitcher (Negro Leagues), dies of heart failure at 78

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Mar 15 Florence Chadwick, American swimmer, dies at 86

  • Mar 20 Merv Harvey, cricketer (scored 12 & 31 in Test Aus v Eng 46-47), dies
  • Mar 23 Davie Cooper, soccer star, dies at 39
  • Mar 30 Graham Anthony Richard Lock, cricketer, dies at 65
  • Mar 30 Tony Lock, cricketer (174 wickets for England), dies
  • Apr 1 Johnny Nicholss, footballer, dies at 63
  • Apr 2 Harvey Penick, premier golf instructor/author, dies at 90
  • Apr 3 Harvey Pennick, golfer/teacher, dies at 89
  • Apr 8 Maurice Allom, cricketer (14 Test wickets-NZ debut hat-trick), dies
  • Apr 17 A R A (Anton) Murray, cricketer (289 runs & 11 wkts in 10 Tests), dies
  • Apr 20 R E S Wyatt, cricketer (England capt 16 times), dies
  • Apr 21 Bob Wyatt, English cricketer (1927-37), dies at 93
  • Apr 23 Howard Cosell, sportscaster (Monday Night Football), dies at 77
  • Apr 23 John Stennis, (Sen-D-MS), dies at 93
  • Apr 28 Peaches Roy Davis, baseball pitcher, dies at 89
  • May 6 Noel Brotherston, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1956)
  • May 9 Percy Mansell, cricketer (355 runs in 13 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • May 13 Cecil Marley, cricketer (WICBC pres 1971-74, Jamaican capt 1946), dies
  • May 25 Krešimir Ćosić, Croatian basketball player (b. 1948)
  • May 30 Bobby Stokes, soccer star, dies at 44
  • May 30 Ted Drake, soccer star, dies at 82
  • May 31 Tim Mara, owner (NY Giants), dies at 59
  • Jun 9 Charles Rowe, cricket (scored 0 in only Test for NZ v Aust 1946), dies
  • Jun 10 Ron Morrisby, cricketer (prolific batsman for Tasmania 1931-52), dies
  • Jun 23 Anatoly Tarasov, Russian ice hockey coach (b. 1918)
  • Jun 24 Inshan Ali, cricketer (WI chinaman bowler 1971-77), dies
  • Jul 1 Bruce Mitchell, South African cricketer (leading Test scorer with 3471), dies
  • Jul 3 Eddie Mazur, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1929)
  • Jul 4 Richard "Pancho" Gonzalez, tennis great, dies of stomach cancer at 67
  • Jul 15 Eddie J Bush, golf professional, dies at 83
  • Jul 16 Juan Manuel Fangio, racing Driver, dies at 84
  • Jul 17 Herbert Hippauf, baseball player, dies at 56
  • Jul 19 James Smiddy, high school basketball coach (1,216 wins), dies at 71
  • Jul 21 Jon Boulle, motorcyclist, dies at 59
  • Jul 22 Harold Larwood, cricket (98 wkts bowling for Engl 1926-34), dies at 91
  • Jul 27 Rick Ferrell, Hall of Fame catcher, dies at 89
  • Aug 2 Brian Smith, British sportscaster, dies
  • Aug 3 Harry Craft, baseball manager, dies at 80
  • Aug 4 Dick Bartell, baseball player, dies at 87

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Aug 13 Mickey Mantle, American baseball great (NY Yankees), dies of cancer at 63

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Aug 20 Von McDaniel, baseball player, dies at 56
  • Aug 20 William Kennedy, baseball player, dies at 76
  • Aug 21 Ken Rickards, West Indies cricketer (104 runs at 34 66 for WI 1948-52), dies at 71
  • Aug 21 Len Martin, sports broadcaster, dies at 76
  • Aug 23 Johnny Carey, soccer star, dies at 76
  • Aug 25 John Killan Houston Brunner, British sci-fi writer, dies at 60
  • Sep 6 Buster Mathis, American heavyweight boxer, dies at 52
  • Sep 10 Molly Mary Hyde, cricketer, dies at 81
  • Sep 11 Keith Odor, racing Driver, dies at 33
  • Sep 13 Harold Sheperdson, soccer Trainer, dies at 76
  • Sep 17 Lucien Victor, Belgian cyclist (b. 1931)
  • Sep 18 Oleg Tverdokhleb, Ukrainian athlete (b. 1969)
  • Sep 25 Dave Bowen, footballer, dies at 67
  • Oct 7 Louis Meyer, Indie 500 racer (3 wins), dies at 91
  • Oct 9 Lord Home of Hirsel, cricket (Middlesex player later British PM), dies
  • Oct 10 Edward Gill, baseball player, dies at 100
  • Oct 13 Golfredo Corradetti, conductor, dies at 79

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Oct 25 Bobby Riggs, American tennis player ("The Battle of the Sexes", US Open 1939, 41), dies of prostate cancer at 77

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Bobby Riggs
  • Oct 26 Agha Saadat Ali, cricketer (8 not out in 1 inn for Pak 1956), dies
  • Nov 2 Alun Edward Islwyn Pask, rugby International, dies at 58
  • Nov 2 Sal Gliatto, baseball player, dies at 93
  • Nov 20 Sergei Grinkov, figure skater (Oly-gold), dies of heart attack at 28
  • Nov 23 Frank Hammond, tennis umpire, dies of ALS at 66
  • Nov 27 Giancarlo Baghetti, racing driver/journalist, dies at 60
  • Nov 30 Hopper Levett, Kent cricket wicketkeeper (1930-47, Test 1934), dies
  • Dec 14 Rob Harris, sky surfer, dies while skydiving at 28
  • Dec 23 Gabrielle Keiller, collector and golfer, dies at 87
  • Dec 25 Jimmy Boucher, cricketer (great Irish all-rounder 1929-54), dies