Deaths in Sport in 1937

  • Jan 13 Walter Brearley, cricketer (17 wkts in 4 Tests for Eng 1905-12), dies
  • Jan 28 Anastasios Metaxas, Greek architect and shooter (b. 1862)
  • Feb 20 "Barlow" Carkeek, Aust cricket wicketkeeper (1912 series), dies
  • Feb 23 Claude Buckenham, cricketer (21 wkts in 4 Tests for Eng 1909-10), dies

Person of interestHowie Morenz

Mar 8 Howie Morenz, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Montreal Canadiens, 3-time Stanley Cup winner), dies of a heart attack at 34

NHL Star Howie Morenz
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Howie Morenz
  • Mar 20 Harry Vardon, Jersey golfer (6 time British Open champion, US Open 1900), dies of lung cancer at 66
  • Mar 26 Albert Relf, English cricketer (13 Tests for England 1903-14), commits suicide at 52
  • May 11 Ellen Hansell, American tennis player (US National champion 1887), dies at 67
  • Jun 4 Donald Eligon, cricketer, dies of blood poisoning from a nail in his boot at 28
  • Jul 22 Ted McDonald, cricketer (43 wickets for Australia), dies in car crash
  • Sep 2 Pierre de Coubertin, French educator and historian (founder International Olympic Committee), dies of heart attack at 74
  • Sep 29 Ray Ewry, American track and field athlete (8 Olympic golds 1900, 04, 08), dies at 63
  • Nov 12 Harry Smith, England cricket wicket-keeper (v WI 1928), dies
  • Nov 14 Jack O'Connor, American baseball player (b. 1869)
  • Nov 17 Jack Worrall, cricketer (Australian batsman 1885-99, 11 Tests), dies
  • Dec 18 Stanford Schultz, English cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1879), dies at 80