On This Day

Deaths in Sport in 1884

  • Apr 5 John Wisden, English cricketer (prominent Sussex player), dies at 57

Person of interestPaul Morphy

Jul 10 Paul Morphy, American chess player considered the greatest of his era (1857-61), dies at 47

Chess Player Paul Morphy
Chess Player
Paul Morphy
  • Sep 28 Fred Morley, cricket lefty quick (16 wkts in 4 Tests for Eng), dies