Deaths in Sport in 1996

  • Jan 4 Roy McKelvie, soldier/sports writer, dies at 83
  • Jan 10 Arthur Sydney Martin, spycatcher, dies at 81
  • Jan 16 Harry Potts, footballer/manager, dies at 75
  • Jan 24 Sandor Iharos, athlete, dies at 65
  • Jan 26 David Schultz, wrestler (Oly-Gold-84), killed by John Du Pont
  • Jan 27 Tommy Mitchell, cricket (Derbyshire leg-spin, 5 Tests for Eng), dies
  • Jan 28 Dan Duva, boxing promoter, dies at 44
  • Feb 9 Neil Franklin, soccer star, dies at 74
  • Feb 11 Cyril Poole, cricket (Notts 1946-62, England 1951-52 in 3 Tests), dies
  • Feb 14 Bob Paisley, football manager, dies at 77
  • Feb 19 Charles O Finley, baseball owner (Oakland A's), dies at 76
  • Feb 22 Helmut Schoen, soccer coach, dies at 80
  • Feb 23 Freddie Stocks, cricket (cent on debut & wkt on 1st ball, Notts), dies
  • Feb 27 Pat Smythe, show jumper, dies at 67
  • Mar 14 Dewi Lorwerth Ellis Bebb, rugby international/journalist, dies at 57
  • Mar 29 Bill Goldsworthy, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1944)
  • Apr 1 John McSherry, American baseball umpire (b. 1944)
  • Apr 4 Barney Ewell, American athlete (b. 1918)
  • Apr 17 Michele Carew, daughter of baseball great Rod, dies of Leukemia at 18
  • Apr 19 Norman Oldfield, cricketer (scored 99 runs in Test for England), dies
  • Apr 21 A H Kardar, cricketer (3 Tests for India & 23 for Pak 1946-58), dies
  • Apr 21 Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder, oddsmaker/sportscaster (CBS), dies at 76
  • Apr 22 Harold "Jug" McSpaden, American professional golfer, dies at 87
  • May 3 Timothy Gullikson, tennis player/coach, dies at 45
  • May 5 Beryl Burton, cyclist, dies at 58
  • May 11 Ademir Marques de Menezes, Brazilian footballer (b. 1922)
  • May 14 Sritharan Jeganathan, cricketer, 1st Sri Lankan Test player to die
  • May 17 Rusi Modi, cricketer (736 runs 10 post-war Tests for India), dies
  • May 17 Scott Evans Brayton, racing car driver, dies at 37
  • May 17 Willi Daume, olympic organiser, dies at 82
  • May 18 Simon Weinstock, businessman/racehorse owner, dies at 44
  • Jun 8 Gerry Gomez, cricketer (West Indian captain played 29 Tests), dies
  • Jun 11 Alan Weeks, British sports commentator, dies at 72
  • Jun 16 Mel Allen, American sportscaster (NY Yankees), dies at 83
  • Jun 18 Pierre Chany, writer/cycling journalist, dies at 73
  • Jun 22 Ray Lindwall, cricketer (228 wkts 61 Tests for Australia), dies at 74
  • Jun 29 Bobby Keetch, footballer/entrepreneur, dies at 54
  • Jul 6 Kathy Ahern, American golfer (b. 1949)
  • Jul 12 Nazar Mohammad, cricketer (Pakistan's 1st five Tests 1952-53), dies
  • Jul 14 Jeff Krosnoff, CART driver (b. 1964)
  • Jul 17 Alan McGilvray, Australian cricketer (NSW 1933-37) and radio commentator (1935-85), dies at 85
  • Jul 24 Jock Wallace, Scottish football player and manager, dies at 60
  • Aug 6 Leonard John Coldwell, cricketer, dies at 63
  • Aug 7 Gerald Etheridge Gomez, cricketer, dies at 76
  • Aug 13 Tom Mees, ESPN sports anchors (NHL), drowns at 46
  • Aug 15 Ernest Leslie Bouts, motor-racing driver, dies at 93
  • Aug 20 George Brian Snape, businessman/rugby league entrepreneur, dies at 81
  • Sep 2 Paddy Clift, cricketer (Rhod & Leicester all-rounder 1970-88), dies
  • Sep 4 Sam Cook, cricketer (Gloucestershire slow bowler with one Test for England), dies
  • Sep 5 Richard Clement Charles Thomas, rugby intl/journalist, dies at 67
  • Sep 9 Edward Greenall, businessman/sportsman, dies at 67
  • Sep 14 Joe Elsby Martin, boxing coach, dies at 80
  • Sep 23 Jack Newman, cricketer (NZ left-arm pacer 1932-33), dies at 94
  • Sep 30 Aubrey Brabazon, jockey/trainer, dies at 76
  • Oct 4 Silvio Piola, footballer, dies at 83
  • Oct 11 Keith Boyce, cricketer (West Indies all-rounder 1969-76), dies of chronic cirrhosis of the liver at 53
  • Oct 12 Jack Robertson, cricketer (Midsex & Eng open bat 11 Tests), dies at 79
  • Oct 13 Rene Lacoste, tennis player, dies at 92

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 2 Toni Stone, first woman to play professional baseball in a men's league, dies at 75

Baseball Player Toni Stone
Baseball Player
Toni Stone
  • Nov 6 Tommy Lawton, footballer, dies at 80
  • Nov 12 Don Kenyon, cricketer, dies at 72

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 6 [Alvin] Pete Rozelle, NFL commissioner, dies of brain cancer at 70

NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle
NFL Commissioner
Pete Rozelle