On This Day

Deaths in Sport in 1934

  • Jan 6 Herbert Chapman, Legendary Manager of Arsenal and Huddersfield Town (b. 1878)
  • Feb 17 Siegbert Tarrasch, German chess player (b. 1862)
  • Feb 25 John McGraw, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder/manager (manager NY Giants World Series champions 1905, 21-22), dies of uremic poisoning at 60
  • Mar 24 William Donne, English cricket batsman, (Olympic gold 1900) and administrator (President England Rugby Football Union), dies at 58
  • May 14 Lou Criger, American baseball player (b. 1872)
  • Jul 7 Doodles Tapscott, cricketer (South African batsman 1922-23), dies
  • Jul 28 Louis Tancred, cricketer (fourteen Tests batting for South Africa 1905-14), dies
  • Jul 29 Didier Pitre, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (Montreal Canadiens), dies of acute indigestion at 50
  • Aug 3 Carl F baron von Langen-Parow, German equestrian (Olympic gold 1928)
  • Aug 5 Neville Quinn, cricketer (12 Tests for South Africa), dies at 26
  • Aug 8 Wilbert Robinson, baseball manager (Bkln Dodgers), dies
  • Sep 2 James Allan, New Zealand rugby union player All Black, dies at 73
  • Oct 4 Jimmy 'Nixey' Callahan, American baseball pitcher, outfielder and manager (Chicago WS; first AL no-hitter 1902), dies at 60
  • Nov 23 Giovanni Brunero, Italian cyclist (b. 1895)