On This Day

Deaths in Sport in 1915

  • Jan 6 Reginald Wood, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1886), dies
  • Feb 5 Ross Barnes, American baseball player, dies at 64
  • Mar 31 Wyndham Halswelle, Scottish athlete (Olympic gold 1908), dies at 32
  • Apr 3 Andrew Stoddart, English cricketer (England captain) and ruby union player, commits suicide by firearm at 52
  • May 7 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Sr., American businessman and sportsman (New York Central Railway), dies aboard the RMS Lusitania during World War I at 37
  • May 9 Fran├žois Faber, Luxembourgian cyclist (Tour de France 1909), dies of gunshot wounds at 28
  • May 9 Anthony Wilding, New Zealand tennis player (Wimbledon 1910-13), dies on the Western Front at 31
  • May 19 Bob Ferguson, Scottish golfer (British Open 1880-82), dies at 69
  • Jun 28 Victor Trumper, Australian cricket batsman (48 Tests, top score 214; key figure foundation of rugby league in Australia), dies of Bright's disease at 37
  • Sep 9 Albert Spalding, American baseball player and sporting goods manufacturer (b. 1850)

Person of interestW. G. Grace

Oct 23 W. G. Grace, English cricket all-rounder and captain (22 Tests; 54,896 runs over record 44 first class seasons; Gloucestershire), dies of a heart attack at 67

Cricketer W. G. Grace
Cricketer
W. G. Grace
  • Oct 30 Gervys Rignold Hazlitt, cricketer (9 Tests for Aust 1907-12), dies
  • Dec 29 Thomas Shelvin, College Football Hall of Fame defensive end (Yale), dies of pneumonia at 32
  • Dec 29 Tom Shevlin, American College Football Hall of Fame end (Consensus All-American 1902, 04, 05; National C'ship 1902, 05; Yale University), dies of pneumonia at 32