On This Day

Sports Stars Who Died in 1933

  • Jan 2 William "Kid" Gleason, American baseball utility (St. Louis Browns, NY Giants, Philadelphia Phillies) and manager (Chicago White Sox, during "Black Sox" scandal), dies from a heart condition at 66
  • Jan 9 Daphne Akhurst Cozens, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ship singles 1925, 26, 28, 29, 30), dies of ectopic pregnancy at 29
  • Jan 17 John Hodges, Australian cricket fast bowler (2 Tests [first 2 played], 6 wickets; Victoria), dies at 77
  • Feb 16 Archie Jackson, Australian cricket batsman (8 Tests, 1 x 100, HS 164), dies from tuberculosis at 23
  • Feb 18 James J. Corbett, American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1892-97), dies at 66
  • Mar 27 Lionel Palairet, British cricket batsman (2 Tests; Somerset CCC, Oxford Uni CC), dies at 62
  • Apr 2 Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji, Indian cricket batsman (15 Tests, 989 runs @ 44.95, 2 x 100s) and politician (Maharaja of Nawanagar), dies at 60

Tim Keefe

Apr 23 Tim Keefe, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Triple Crown 1888; MLB record 0.86 ERA, single season 1880; NY Giants), dies at 76

  • May 9 John Arthur Jarvis, English swimmer (Olympic gold 1,000m, 4,000m, water polo 1900), dies at 61
  • May 29 Frank Sugg, English cricketer (batted in 2 Tests for England 1888) and footballer, dies at 71
  • Jun 2 Frank Jarvis, American athlete (Olympic gold 100m 1900), dies at 54
  • Jun 3 William Muldoon, American wrestler and owner of NY health institute "The Olympia", dies at 88
  • Jun 22 Henry Birkin, British racing driver (Bentley Boys), dies at 36
  • Aug 29 Frank Cavanagh, American football player and coach, dies at 57
  • Sep 16 George Gore, American baseball player, dies at 79
  • Sep 24 Mike Donlin, American baseball player (NY Giants), dies at 55
  • Oct 3 Young Stribling, American boxer (vs Max Schmeling, Ring Magazine fight of the year 1931), dies in a motor cycle accident at 28
  • Nov 15 Affie Jarvis, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (11 Tests, 18 dismissals; South Australia), dies at 73
  • Dec 9 Morice Bird, cricketer (scored 280 runs in 10 Tests for England), dies