On This Day

Deaths in Sport in 1926

  • Feb 24 Eddie Plank, pitcher (won 327 games in 17 years), dies at 51
  • Mar 11 Biddy Anderson, South African cricketer (score 32 & 11 in Test for South Africa), dies at 51

Person of interestGeorges Vezina

Mar 26 Georges Vezina, NHL Hall of Fame goalie (Canadiens), dies from TB at 39

NHL Goalie Georges Vezina
NHL Goalie
Georges Vezina
  • Apr 15 Frank Iredale, Australian cricketer (14 Tests for Aust, 807 runs at 36 68), dies at 58
  • May 20 Dick Pougher, cricketer (17 & 3-26 in only Test for England 1892), dies

Person of interestFred Spofforth

Jun 4 Fred Spofforth, Australian cricket fast bowler ("The Demon" - 18 Tests, 94 wickets @ 18.41), dies of chronic colitis at 72

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
Cricketer
Fred Spofforth
  • Nov 1 Wilfred Flowers, cricketer (England spinner in 8 Tests 1884-93), dies
  • Dec 16 William Larned, American tennis player (US Nationals 1901-02, 07-11), dies of a self inflicted gun shot wound at 53