Deaths in Sport in 1953

  • Mar 2 Jim Lightbody, American runner (b. 1882)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 3 James J. Jeffries, American heavyweight boxer, dies at 77

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 28 Jim Thorpe, versatile American athlete (Olympic gold-1912), dies at 64

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • Apr 11 Kid Nichols, American baseball player (b. 1869)
  • May 7 Ormerod Pearse, cricketer (55 runs & 3 wkts in 3 Tests for S Af), dies
  • May 18 Tom Killick, cricketer (at the crease 2 Tests for Eng 1929), dies
  • May 27 Jesse Burkett, American baseball player (b. 1868)
  • Jun 5 Bill Tilden, tennis champ, dies at 60
  • Jun 25 Algy Gehrs, cricketer (6 Tests for Australia 1904-11), dies
  • Aug 22 Jim Tabor, American baseball player (b. 1916)
  • Sep 12 Frederick Kuys, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1898), dies
  • Sep 18 Charles de Tornaco, Belgian racing driver (b. 1927)
  • Sep 22 William Brann, cricketer (3 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • Oct 27 Thomas Wass, English cricketer (b. 1873)
  • Dec 2 Ernest Hayes, cricketer (Surrey bat played 5 Tests for England), dies
  • Dec 2 Reginald "Snowy" Baker, Australian athlete and actor (The Sword of Valor), dies at 69
  • Dec 25 Patsy Donovan, Irish-born American baseball player (b. 1865)