On This Day

Sports Stars Who Died 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 Harris, (4th Baron Harris), English cricket batsman and captain (4 Tests, 1 x 50; Kent CCC), dies at 81
  • 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 cricket fast bowler (12 Tests, 43 wickets, BB 7/71, 1 x 50; Surrey CCC), dies at 64
  • Jun 21 (Marshall) "Major" 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, English cricket fast bowler (2 Tests, 8 wickets. BB 4/19; Somerset CCC, MCC), dies at 77
  • Aug 2 Dan Brouthers, American Baseball HOF first baseman (first great MLB slugger; 4×NL batting champion; Buffalo Bisons, Detroit Wolverines, Boston Beaneaters, Brooklyn Grooms), dies at 74
  • Oct 18 Ioannis Chrysafis, Greek gymnast (b. 1873)
  • Dec 28 Jack Blackham, Australian cricket wicketkeeper (35 Tests, 4 x 50s, 61 dismissals; Victoria CA), dies at 78
  • Dec 28 Malcolm Whitman, American tennis player (US Nat C'ships 1898-1900), dies of suicide at 55