On This Day

Sports Stars Who Died in 1883

  • Mar 12 Murrumgunarriman [Twopenny], cricketer (Aboriginal team 1868), dies

Matthew Webb

Jul 24 Matthew Webb, English long distance swimmer who was first to swim unassisted across the English Channel, drowns in the Niagara Falls whirlpool at 35

  • Oct 22 George Coulthard, Australian rules footballer (Victoria; Carlton FC) and cricket all-rounder (1 Test; Victoria CA), dies from tuberculosis at 27