On This Day

Deaths in Sport in June 1946

  • 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 boxing 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