On This Day

Deaths in Sport in 1928

  • Jan 6 Alvin Kraenzlein, American track and field athlete (4 Olympic gold 1900), dies at 51
  • Feb 1 Hughie Jennings, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (Baltimore Orioles) and manager (Detroit Tigers 1907-20), dies of meningitis at 58
  • Mar 3 James Foulis, Scottish golfer (US Open 1896), dies at 56
  • Apr 5 Roy Kilner, cricketer (9 Tests for England 1924-26), dies at 38
  • Sep 25 Karl Schneider, cricketer (South Aust batsman), dies of leukaemia at 23
  • Oct 16 Septimus Kinneir, cricketer (Test for Eng), dies
  • Dec 1 Arthur Gore, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1901, 08-09), dies at 60
  • Dec 21 Harry Butt, cricketer (England wicket-keeper v South Africa 1895-96), dies