On This Day

Deaths in Sport in January 1959

  • Jan 10 Colin Gregory, English tennis player (Australian C'ship 1929, chairman All-England Club, Wimbledon), dies at 55
  • Jan 17 Abdul Aziz, cricket, dies at 17 struck by ball in fc match for Karachi
  • Jan 22 Mike Hawthorn, English auto racer (F1 world champion 1958), dies in road accident at 29
  • Jan 22 Elizabeth Moore, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1896, 1901, 03, 05), dies from congestive heart failure at 82