Deaths in Sport in 1944

  • Jan 1 C T B Turner, cricket (17 Tests 1886-95, 101 wkt All time great), dies
  • Jan 1 Charles Turner, Australian cricketer (b. 1862)
  • Feb 8 Clem Wilson, cricketer (bro of Rockley, 2 Tests for England 1896), dies
  • Feb 21 Ferenc Szisz, Hungarian-born race car driver (b. 1873)
  • Apr 17 J T Hearne, cricketer (took 49 wkts in 12 Tests for England), dies
  • Apr 25 Tony Mullane, Irish-born American baseball player (b. 1859)
  • Apr 26 Violette Morris, French athlete (b. 1893)
  • May 26 C M Francois, cricketer (WWII, 252 runs in 5 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • Jun 13 Christopher Heseltine, cricketer (2 Tests for England 1895-96), dies
  • Jun 19 Bill Bradley, cricketer (bowled for England in two Tests 1899), dies
  • Jun 26 Billy Newham, cricketer (England Test 1887), dies
  • Jul 20 Heinz Burns, German (Olympic gold 1936), dies in bombing
  • Aug 5 Maurice Turnbull, cricketer (England)/rugby (Wales), dies
  • Aug 17 John Trumble, cricketer (brother of Hugh 7 Tests 1885-86), dies
  • Sep 18 Anthony Stefanich, British boxer/captain, killed in Arnhem
  • Sep 26 Julien Cahn, cricketer (private cricket promoter during 30's), dies
  • Nov 16 Charles Kelleway, Australian cricketer (26 Tests 1910-1928), dies at 58
  • Nov 17 A C MacLaren, cricketer (England batsman from turn of century), dies
  • Nov 25 Kenesaw Mountain Landis, judge/baseball commisioner, dies at 78
  • Dec 4 Roger Bresnahan, American baseball player (b. 1879)
  • Dec 16 Don Meyer Basketball coach Northern State, Lipscomb, and Hamline