On This Day

December 12, 2019 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Deaths in Sport

  • Brian Muller, New Zealand rugby union prop (14 caps; Taranaki), dies at 77
  • Jorge Hernández, Cuban boxer Olympic gold light flyweight 1976; World C'ship gold 1974, 78), dies at 65
  • Peter Snell, New Zealand athlete (Olympic gold 800m 1960, 64; 1,500m 1964), dies of heart failure at 81
  • Vaughan Johnson, American NFL linebacker (Pro Bowl 1989-92; New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles), dies of kidney disease at 57
2019 in Sport