Deaths in Sport in 1931

  • Jan 9 Wayne Munn, wrestler (b. 1896)
  • Mar 28 Ban Johnson, American baseball executive, founder and President of the American League, dies after a long illness at 67
  • Mar 31 Knute Rockne, football player/coach, dies in a plane crash at 43
  • Apr 25 A J Y (Bert) Hopkins, cricketer (20 Tests for Aust, 509 runs), dies
  • Apr 30 Sammy Woods, cricketer (3 Tests for Australia, 3 for England), dies
  • May 5 Glen Kidston, British aviator and racing driver (b. 1899)
  • Jul 7 Johannes Jacobus "Kodgee" Kotze, cricketer (South Africa 1902-07), dies
  • Jul 16 Charles Studd, cricketer (5 Tests for England 1882-83), dies
  • Sep 5 John Thomson, football player who died in an accidental collision during a match (b. 1909)
  • Sep 20 Sam Morris, cricketer (one Test Aust v Eng 1884), dies
  • Oct 2 Thomas Johnstone Lipton, sportsman/merchant, dies
  • Oct 24 Murray Bisset, cricketer (S Afr)/Chief Justice of Rhodesia, dies
  • Oct 26 Charles Comiskey, baseball team owner (b. 1859)
  • Nov 2 Harry Musgrove, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885), dies