On This Day

Deaths in Sport in January 1954

  • Jan 3 Gus Dorais, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Notre Dame) and coach (Gonzaga, Detroit Lions), dies of arteriosclerosis and anorexia at 62
  • Jan 5 Rabbit Maranville, American baseball player (Boston Braves), dies at 62
  • Jan 20 Fred Root, cricketer (England pace bowler in 3 Tests v Aus 1926), dies
  • Jan 20 Warren Bardsley, Australian cricketer (41 Tests for Australia, 2469 runs), dies at 71