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Deaths in Sport in 1946

  • Jan 2 Joe Darling, Australian cricket batsman & captain (34 Tests, 21 as captain), dies following a gall bladder operation at 75
  • Jan 9 Dimitrios Golemis, Greek athlete (b. 1874)
  • Feb 27 James Cecil Parke, Irish tennis, rugby player (Australasian C'ship 1912, Ireland rugby 20 caps), dies at 64
  • Mar 24 Alexander Alekhine, Russian-French chess player (world champion 1927-35, 37-46), dies choking on meat at 53
  • Mar 28 Chick Fullis, baseball player (b. 1904)
  • Apr 16 Arthur Chevrolet, Swiss-born race car driver and automobile designer (b. 1884)
  • Apr 17 John Iddon, cricketer (car accident 5 Tests for Eng 1934-35), dies
  • Apr 21 Robert Graham, cricketer (3 wkts for South Africa in 2 Tests 1898-99), dies
  • Apr 25 Albert Knight, cricketer (3 Tests for England on 1903-04 tour), dies
  • Apr 25 Joseph Vine, cricketer (batted in two Tests Eng v Aust 1911-12), dies
  • May 1 Bill Johnston, American tennis player (US Open 1915, 19; Wimbledon 1923), dies of tuberculosis at 51
  • May 7 Joe Humphries, English cricket wicket-keeper (3 Tests for England 1907-08), dies at 69
  • Jun 5 Maud Watson, British tennis player (first Wimbledon female champion 1884-85), dies at 81
  • Jun 10 Jack Johnson, American boxer (1st African-American heavyweight champion [1908-15]), dies in a car accident aged 68
  • Jun 29 Frank Hadow, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1878; first exponent of the lob), dies at 91
  • Jul 15 Razor Smith, English cricket spin bowler (245 first class matches, Surry), dies at 68
  • Aug 6 Tony Lazzeri, American baseball player, dies at 42
  • Aug 6 Blanche Bingley-Hillyard, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1886, 89, 94, 97, 99-1900), dies at 82
  • Aug 6 Benny Lynch, Scottish boxer (World flyweight title 1937-38), dies of malnutrition-induced respiratory failure at 33
  • Aug 9 Bert Vogler, South African cricketer (South Africa, 15 Tests, 64 wkts), dies at 69
  • Aug 15 Edward R. Bradley, American businessman and horse owner (1st to own 4 Kentucky Derby winners), dies at 86
  • Oct 4 Barney Oldfield, American auto racer (International Motorsports Hall of Fame; first to drive at 60mph on circular track), dies of a heart attack at 67
  • Oct 11 Ico Hitrec, Croatian footballer, dies at 35
  • Oct 16 Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Austrian Nazi (SS/SD), hanged at 43
  • Nov 18 John King, cricketer (scored 60 & 4 in only Test Eng v Aus 1909), dies
  • Nov 18 Johnny Lush, American MLB pitcher (2 no-hitters), dies at 61
  • Nov 22 Bertie Rose-Innes, cricketer (South Africa's Test), dies

Person of interestWalter Johnson

Dec 10 Walter Johnson, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (3-time Triple Crown: Washington Senators), dies of a brain tumour at 59

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson