On This Day

Deaths in Sport in 1938

  • Jan 28 Bernd Rosemeyer, German race car driver, dies at 28
  • Jan 28 John Sharp, cricketer (England bat 1909, also soccer intl), dies
  • Mar 4 Jack Taylor, American baseball player (b. 1874)
  • Mar 15 Edmund Tylecote, cricketer (England keeper in 6 Tests 1882-86), dies
  • Apr 4 Cyril Christiani, cricket wicket keep (WI 1935), dies of malaria at 24
  • Apr 8 Harold Baumgartner, cricketer (took 2-99 lefty in test for S Af), dies
  • Apr 14 Gillis Grafström, Swedish figure skater (Olympic gold 1920, 24, 28), dies of blood poisoning at 44
  • Apr 16 Steve Bloomer, English footballer (b. 1874)
  • May 10 Percy McAlister, cricketer (8 Tests, punches Clem Hill in 1912), dies
  • Jun 17 H V "Ranji" Hordern, cricketer (7 Tests for Australia 1910-12, dies
  • Jun 24 "Digger" Robertson, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885), dies
  • Jul 4 Suzanne Lenglen, French tennis player (French C'ships 1925-26, Wimbledon 1919-23, 25), dies of anemia at 39
  • Jul 5 John McIlwraith, cricketer (Tests for Australia), dies
  • Jul 14 Robert Poore, cricketer (3 Tests for South Africa in 1895-96 series), dies
  • Aug 14 Hugh Trumble, Australian cricket spin bowler and captain (32 Tests, 141 wickets; 2 x Test hat-tricks), dies of a heart attack at 71
  • Aug 14 Jim Kelly, Australian cricketer (36 Tests for Aust 1896-1905, stumped 20), dies at 71
  • Sep 6 John Stuart Hindmarsh, British racing driver and aviator (b. 1907)
  • Oct 10 Lord Hawke [Martin Bladen Hawke], English cricketer (England batsman 1890's), dies at 78
  • Oct 12 Hugh Massie, Australian cricketer (9 Tests for Australia 1881-85, capt), dies at 84
  • Nov 15 George Glover, cricketer (Test for South Africa 1895-96), dies
  • Dec 4 Tamanishiki San'emon, Japanese sumo wrestler (32nd yokozuna; winner 9 top division yūshō), dies following a delayed appendectomy at 34
  • Dec 7 Harry Moses, cricketer (6 Tests for Australia 1887-95), dies