Deaths in Sport in 1947

  • Jan 23 Roy Park, cricketer (prolific Victorian bat & official), dies
  • Jan 29 Fred Barratt, cricket (5 wkts at 47 in 5 Tests for Eng 1929-30), dies
  • Feb 27 Mackinnon of Mackinnon, cricketer (Tests Eng v Aust 1879), dies at 89
  • Mar 9 Stanley Jackson, cricketer (20 Tests for England 1893-1905), dies
  • Mar 27 Charles Smith, cricketer (batted for South Africa in 1902-03), dies
  • Apr 2 Joseph Hardstaff, cricket (311 runs in 5 Tests for Eng 1907-08), dies
  • Apr 18 Benny Leonard, lightweight boxing champ (1917-25), dies at 51
  • May 5 Ty LaForest, Canadian baseball player (b. 1917)
  • May 27 Ed Konetchy, American baseball player (b. 1885)
  • Jun 6 Norman Reid, cricketer (Test S Af v Aust 1921-22, 11 & 6, 2-63), dies
  • Jul 13 Warwick Armstrong, cricketer (50 Tests 1901-21, 2863 runs), dies
  • Jul 30 George Challenor, cricketer (played in 1st WI Test side 1928), dies
  • Oct 12 Nelson Betancourt, cricket wicketkeeper (WI Test 1930), dies at 42
  • Nov 1 Man o' War, American thoroughbred racehorse (b. 1917)