Deaths in Sport in 1943

  • Feb 4 Frank Calder, 1st NHL president, dies
  • Mar 3 George Thomson, cricketer (all-rounder-6 Tests for Eng 1909-10), dies
  • Mar 9 Oskar Hêks, Czech marathon runner/antifascist, dies in Auschwitz
  • Apr 8 Richard Sears, 1st to win US amateur national tennis match, dies at 81
  • Jun 15 Cecil Parkin, cricketer (32 wkts in 10 Tests for Eng 1920-24), dies
  • Jul 21 Charles William Paddock, 100m runner (Olympic gold 1920), dies at 42
  • Jul 27 Godfrey Cripps, cricketer (1st Currie Cup-winning captain), dies
  • Jul 27 H B G Austin, cricketer (capt of 1923 WI team to England), dies
  • Jul 31 Hedley Verity, cricketer (144 wickets in 40 Tests), dies in POW camp
  • Aug 6 Tom Garrett, cricketer (last survivor of 1st Test in 1877), dies
  • Aug 14 Joe Kelley, American baseball player (b. 1871)
  • Sep 17 Dick Tyldesley, cricketer (7 Tests for England), dies
  • Sep 28 Charles Vintcent, cricketer (played in South Africa's 1st 3 tests), dies
  • Oct 14 Jackie Matthews, cricketer (8 Tests 1911-12, 16 wickets), dies
  • Nov 23 Ernest Jones, cricketer ("Jonah" Gave WG's beard a close shave), dies
  • Dec 28 Steve Evans, American baseball player (b. 1885)