On This Day

Sports Stars Who Died in 1880

  • Jun 16 James Southerton, English cricket spin bowler (2 Tests; played in first Test match; oldest player to make Test debut at 49; Sussex CCC, Hampshire CCC), dies at 52
  • Sep 22 Fred Grace, English cricket all-rounder (1 Test; first time 3 bros play a Test [with WG & EM Grace]; Gloucestershire CCC), dies of pneumonia at 29