On This Day

Deaths in Sport in 1932

  • Jan 26 William K Wrigley, owner (Wrigley Gum, Chicago Cubs), dies
  • Mar 3 Alfieri Maserati, Italian auto racer and engineer (established Maserati Racing), dies from poorly executed kidney surgery at 44
  • Mar 19 Edward Barrett, Irish heavyweight wrestler and all-round sportsman (Olympic gold tug-of-war 1908), dies at 54
  • Mar 24 George Robert Canning, cricketer (the 4th Lord Harris), dies
  • Apr 2 John Morrill, American baseball first baseman and manager (National League pennant: 1877, 78, 83; Boston Red Caps/Beaneaters), dies of pneumonia at 77
  • Apr 26 Bill Lockwood, English cricketer (43 wickets in 12 Tests for England), dies at 64
  • Jun 5 Henry Taberer, cricket (bowl Trumper only Test wkt for South Africa), dies
  • Jun 21 Marshall Taylor, American track cyclist (first African-American world champion; 1899 World Track C'ships), dies from a heart attack at 53
  • Jul 9 Henry Howell, English cricket fast bowler (5 Tests 1920-24), dies
  • Jul 11 Nathaniel Niles, American figure skater and tennis player, dies at 46
  • Jul 21 Bill Gleason, American late 19th century baseball player, dies at 73
  • Jul 23 Tenby Davies, Welsh half-mile world champion runner, dies at 48
  • Jul 23 Frank Rankin, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame rover (Toronto Eatons, Toronto St. Michael's Majors) and coach (Toronto Granites-Canada Olympic gold 1924), dies at 41
  • Aug 1 Arnold Fothergill, cricketer (8 wickets in 2 Tests for Eng 1889), dies
  • Aug 2 Dan Brouthers, American MLB baseball player known as the first great slugger in baseball history, dies at 74
  • Oct 18 Ioannis Chrysafis, Greek gymnast (b. 1873)
  • Dec 28 John Blackham, cricketer (35 Tests as Aust WK, caught 37), dies
  • Dec 28 Malcolm Whitman, American tennis player (US Nat C'ships 1898-1900), dies of suicide at 55