On This Day

Sports Stars Who Died in 1884

  • Apr 5 John Wisden, English cricket all-rounder (launched Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1864; Sussex CCC, Kent CCC, Middlesex CCC), dies at 57

Paul Morphy

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

  • Sep 28 Fred Morley, English cricket fast bowler, (4 Tests, 16 wickets, BB 5/56; Nottinghamshire CCC), dies at 33