Deaths in Sport in 1959

  • Jan 17 Abdul Aziz, cricket, dies at 17 struck by ball in fc match for Karachi
  • Jan 22 Mike Hawthorn, English race car driver and one-time F1 world champion (b. 1929)
  • Feb 2 Frank DeCaires, cricketer (WI bat v Eng 1930, 3 Tests 232 runs), dies
  • Feb 7 Napoleon Lajorie, baseball player, dies at 83
  • Feb 11 Marshall Teague, American race car driver (b. 1922)
  • Feb 17 Tim Mara, co-founder of NFL's NY Giants, dies
  • Mar 4 Maxey Long, American athlete (b. 1878)
  • Mar 28 James Neblett, cricketer (one Test WI v England 1935), dies
  • Apr 4 Stanley Snooke, cricketer (bro of S J, duck in South African Test), dies
  • May 16 Elisha Scott, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1894)
  • May 26 Ed Walsh, baseball pitcher (1.82 ERA), dies at 78
  • May 28 Bert Collins, cricketer (19 Tests for Aust 1920-26), dies
  • Jun 26 Audley Miller, cricketer (Test for England 1896), dies
  • Jul 11 C W L Parker, cricketer (3,776 1st-class wickets, 2nd best ever), dies
  • Aug 12 Mike O'Neill, Irish-born American baseball player (b. 1877)
  • Sep 9 O'Neil Gordon "Collie" Smith, West Indian cricket all-rounder, dies in a car crash at 26
  • Sep 28 Rudolf Caracciola, German race car driver (b. 1901)
  • Oct 11 Bert Bell, NFL hall of famer, dies at 64
  • Oct 18 Boughera El Ouafi, Algerian athlete (b. 1898)
  • Oct 19 Boughera El Quafi, marathoner (Olympic gold 1928), shot to death at 60
  • Oct 28 Abe Waddington, cricketer (Yorks left-arm quick, Test avg 119), dies
  • Nov 15 Alex Kennedy, cricketer (31 wkts in 5 Tests for England 1922-23), dies
  • Nov 21 Max Baer, American heavyweight boxing champion (1934-35), dies at 50

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 22 Molla Mallory, eight-time U.S. Open tennis champion, dies at 75

Tennis Player and Eight-Time U.S. Open Champion Molla Mallory
Tennis Player and Eight-Time U.S. Open Champion
Molla Mallory
  • Nov 24 Dally Messenger, Australian rugby league footballer, dies at 76
  • Dec 5 K S Duleepsinhji, cricketer (12 Tests for England, 995 runs), dies
  • Dec 10 Charles Jones, cricket batsman (WI in 4 Tests 1930-35, 63 runs), dies
  • Dec 11 Jim Bottomley, American baseball player (b. 1900)