Deaths in Sport in 1942

  • Jan 12 George Francis, cricketer (WI Test fast-bowler, 23 wkts in 10), dies
  • Jan 15 Melvin Winfield Sheppard, runner (Olympic gold 1908, 12), dies at 58
  • Jan 31 Henry Larkin, American baseball player (b. 1860)
  • Feb 7 Dorando di Desiderio Pietri, marathoner (Olympic gold 1908), dies at 56
  • Mar 8 Jose R Capablanca, Cuban chess player (world champ 1927), dies at 53
  • Mar 26 Jimmy Burke, American baseball player, dies at 67
  • Apr 15 Joshua Pim, Irish tennis player (Wimbledon 1893-94), dies at 72
  • May 9 Graham McNamee, American early sportscaster (1st Rose Bowl), dies at 53
  • Jun 10 Ross Gregory, cricketer (Australian batsman 1937), dies
  • Jul 15 Denis Moloney, cricketer (during WW II 3 Tests for NZ 1937), dies
  • Jul 23 Andrew Ducat, cricketer (England 1921), dies whilst batting at 56
  • Sep 15 Joe Travers, cricketer (Australian SLA, in only Test innings), dies
  • Oct 24 Arthur Dolphin, cricketer (1 Test England 1921, 1 run, 1 catch), dies
  • Oct 25 Ted Arnold, English cricketer (England all-rounder in 10 Tests 1903-05), dies at 65
  • Nov 27 A B C Langton, cricketer (WWII 15 Tests for South Africa 1935-39), dies
  • Dec 18 Charlie Walker, cricketer (Aust tourist to England 1930, 1938), dies
  • Dec 26 Chris 'Red' Cagle, College Football Hall of Fame halfback, dies of a fractured skull from a fall at 37
  • Dec 28 Alfred Flatow, German gymnast (Olympic gold 1896), dies at 73