On This Day

Deaths in Sport in 1920

  • Jan 20 Georg Lurich, Estonian wrestler and strongman of the early 20th century, dies at 43
  • May 17 Maitland Hathorn, South African cricketer (325 runs in 12 Tests South African 1901-11), dies at 42
  • Jul 5 John Shuter, cricketer (scored 28 in only Test for England 1888), dies
  • Aug 17 Ray Chapman, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians), dies at 29 after being hit in the head by a pitch from NY Yankees Carl Mays
  • Nov 25 Gaston Chevrolet, French-born American race car driver and automobile pioneer (b. 1892)
  • Dec 14 George "The Gipper" Gipp, American football player (Notre Dame), dies of a streptococcal throat infection and pneumonia at 25
  • Dec 21 Claude Tozer, cricketer (dashing NSW batsman, shot to death