On This Day

Sports Stars Who Died in 1916

  • Feb 9 Jack Barrett, cricketer (2 Tests for Australia 1890), dies
  • Mar 9 Kenneth Hutchings, English cricketer (exciting England batsman, WWI), dies fighting at the Battle of the Somme at 33
  • Apr 16 Tom Horan, Australian cricket all-rounder (15 Tests, 1 x 100, 11 wickets; Victoria CA), dies a 62
  • May 25 Jack Marsh, Australian cricketer (Aboriginal bowler played for NSW 1900-03), dies in a pub brawl at 41 or 42
  • Jul 1 William Booth, English Test cricket batsman (WWI 2 Tests), dies at the Somme at 39
  • Aug 1 Claude Newberry, South African cricket All-rounder (v England 1913-14), dies
  • Nov 13 Frederik Septimus Kelly, Australian-British composer and rower (Summer Olympic gold 1908), dies at 35
  • Nov 23 Leonard Moon, English cricketer (WW I 4 Tests for England 1905-06), dies
  • Dec 26 Frank Penn, cricketer (one Test for England v Australia 1880), dies
  • Dec 26 Willie Smith, Scottish golfer (US Open 1899), dies of pneumonia at 40