Deaths in Sport in 1949

  • Jan 1 Malcolm Campbell, English cyclist (world speed-record), dies at 63
  • Mar 10 James Rector, American athlete (b. 1884)
  • Mar 30 Dattaram Dharmaji Hindlekar, cricketer (4 Tests for India), dies
  • Apr 6 Stanley Christopherson, cricketer (1884, MCC President during WWII), dies
  • Apr 19 Ulrich Salchow, Swedish figure skater (b. 1877)
  • May 6 A L Ochse, cricketer (10 wickets in 3 Tests for South Africa 1927-29), dies
  • Jun 25 Buck Freeman, baseball player (b. 1871)
  • Jun 29 Walter Giffen, cricketer (brother of George, 3 Tests), dies
  • Jul 14 Frank Hearne, cricketer (2 Tests for England, 4 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • Aug 30 Arthur Fielder, England cricket fast bowler (6 Tests 1903-08), dies
  • Oct 27 Marcel Cerdan, French boxer (b. 1916)
  • Nov 1 Leslie Gay, cricket wicket-keeper/goalkeeper (England in 1890's), dies
  • Dec 28 Jack Lovelock, NZ/US surgeon/athlete (Olympic gold 1936), dies at 39