On This Day

Sports Stars Who Died in 1891

  • Jan 4 Joe Hunter, English cricket wicket-keeper (5 Tests, 11 dismissals; Yorkshire CCC), dies at 35
  • Feb 26 Ted Barratt, English cricket spin bowler (10-43 in tour match vs Australia 1878), dies from consumption at 46
  • Mar 28 Dick Pilling, cricketer ("Prince of Wicketkeepers", Eng 1881-88), dies
  • Jun 23 George Parr, English cricket batsman (captain first England touring team [North America 1859], second tour [Australia & NZ 1864]), dies at 65
  • Aug 14 Johnny Mullagh, Australian cricket all-rounder (Aboriginal tour of England 1868), dies at 50
  • Aug 29 Pierre Lallement, inventor of the bicycle (b. 1843 or 1844)