On This Day

Deaths in Sport in 1883

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

Person of interestMatthew 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

Long Distance Swimmer Matthew Webb
Long Distance Swimmer
Matthew Webb
  • Oct 22 George Coulthard, Australian rules footballer and cricketer (Test for Australia 1882), dies at 27