Deaths in Sport in 1945

  • Feb 13 George Studd, cricketer (4 Tests with brother v Aus 1882-83), dies
  • Feb 16 Billy Frank, cricketer (Test South Africa v Eng 1896, 5 & 2, 1-52), dies
  • Feb 21 Eric Liddell, Scottish 400m runner (Olympic gold 1924) and Christian missionary in China, dies of an inoperable brain tumor at 43 while interned at the Weihsien Internment Camp in Weifang, Shandong, China
  • Mar 18 William Grover-Williams, British racing driver
  • Mar 29 Ferenc Csik, Hungarian swimmer (Olympics gold medal 100m freestyle 1936), dies of war wounds at 31
  • May 2 Joe Corbett, baseball player (b. 1875)
  • May 9 Clem Hill, cricketer (49 Tests for Australia 1896-1912), dies
  • Jul 20 Arthur Seccull, South African cricketer (Test v England 1896), dies
  • Aug 9 Harry Hillman, American athlete (3 Gold Olympic 1904), dies at 63
  • Nov 7 Alfred Dipper, cricketer (England batsman scored in only Test), dies
  • Nov 28 Dwight Davis, donator of tennis' Davis Cup, dies
  • Dec 20 Charles Eady, cricketer (Tasmanian player for Aust 1896-1901), dies