On This Day

Deaths in Sport in 1933

  • 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 cricketer (49 runs in 2 Tests for England 1902), 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

Person of interestTim 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

Major League Baseball Pitcher Tim Keefe
Major League Baseball Pitcher
Tim Keefe
  • May 29 Frank Sugg, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests for England 1888), dies
  • Jun 2 Frank Jarvis, American athlete (Olympic 100m Champion-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, cricketer (11 Tests for Australia, 9 catches), dies
  • Dec 9 Morice Bird, cricketer (scored 280 runs in 10 Tests for England), dies