On This Day

Sports Stars Who Died in 1903

  • Jan 4 W H M "Dicky" Richards, cricketer (score 4 & 0 in Test for S Af), dies
  • May 1 Arthur Haygarth, English cricket batsman (Middlesex & Surrey, cricket historian), dies at 77
  • May 19 Arthur Shrewsbury, English cricket batsman (23 Tests [7 captain]; 1277 runs @ 35 47; Nottinghamshire), dies at 47
  • Jul 2 Ed Delahanty, American Baseball HOF left fielder (NL batting champion 1899; NL home run leader 1893, 96; 3 × NL RBI leader; Philadelphia Phillies), dies intoxicated falling into Niagara Falls at 35
  • Jul 25 Willie Park Sr., Scottish golfer (British Open 1860, 63, 66, 75), dies at 70
  • Dec 11 Patrick McShane, Australian cricket player and umpire (1884-85 Ashes series), dies at 45