On This Day

Deaths in Sport in December 1942

  • Dec 20 Dan Ahearn, Irish-American athlete (men's triple jump WR 15.52m 1911-24), dies at 54
  • Dec 26 Chris 'Red' Cagle, College Football Hall of Fame halfback (All American 1927, 28, 29; Army; NFL: New York Giants, Brooklyn Dodgers), dies of a fractured skull from a fall at 37
  • Dec 28 Alfred Flatow, German gymnast (Olympic gold 1896), dies at 73