Deaths in Sport in 1958

  • Jan 8 Paul Pilgrim, American athlete (Olympic gold 1904, 06), dies at 74
  • Jan 23 Nikolaos Georgantas, Greek discus thrower (b. 1880)
  • Feb 6 David Pegg, English footballer (b. 1935)
  • Feb 6 Tommy Taylor, English footballer (b. 1932)
  • Feb 6 Geoff Bent, English footballer (b. 1932)
  • Feb 6 Roger Byrne, English footballer (b. 1929)
  • Feb 6 Mark Jones, English footballer (b. 1933)
  • Feb 6 Frank Swift, English footballer and journalist (b. 1913)
  • Feb 21 Duncan Edwards, English footballer (b. 1936)
  • Mar 19 Vernon Ransford, cricketer (20 Tests for Australia, 1211 runs), dies
  • Mar 26 Phil Mead, cricketer (55061 1st-class runs 1905-36), dies
  • Mar 28 Chuck Klein, Philadelphia Phillie HR hitter, dies at 53

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Mar 28 W. C. Handy, American composer and musician known as the "Father of the Blues" (Memphis Blues, St Louis Blues), dies of bronchial pneumonia at 84

Musician and Father of the Blues W. C. Handy
Musician and Father of the Blues
W. C. Handy
  • Apr 26 Joe Small, cricketer (WI all-rounder in 1928 series), dies
  • May 3 Frank Foster, cricketer (England all-rounder, 11 Tests 1911-12), dies
  • May 19 Archie Scott-Brown, English race car driver (b. 1927)
  • May 25 Rolland Beaumont, cricketer (5 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • Jun 7 Roger Hartigan, cricketer (2 Tests for Aust in 1908), dies
  • Jun 18 Douglas Jardine, cricketer (22 Tests for England), dies
  • Jun 26 George Orton, Canadian athlete (b. 1873)
  • Jun 28 George Gunn, cricketer (15 Tests for England), dies at 50
  • Jul 22 Karl Nunes, cricketer (1st WI Test captain 1928), dies
  • Aug 3 Peter Collins, English race car driver, dies at 26
  • Aug 10 Frank Demaree, baseball player (b. 1910)
  • Sep 9 Charles Macartney, cricket (35 Tests 1907-26, 2131 runs 45 wkts), dies
  • Oct 15 Jack Mason, cricketer (England all-rounder v Australia 1897-98), dies
  • Oct 17 C L Townsend, cricketer (2 Tests for England 1899), dies
  • Nov 17 Mort Cooper, baseball player (b. 1913)
  • Nov 18 Sivert Samuelson, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1910), dies
  • Nov 21 Mel Ott, NY Giant baseball star (1926-1947), dies at 49
  • Dec 8 Tris Speaker, American baseball player (b. 1888)