On This Day

Deaths in Sport in 1960

  • Jan 2 Fausto Coppi, Italian cyclist (Giro d'Italia 1940, 47, 49, 52-53; Tour de France 1949, 52; World Championship gold Individual pursuit 1947, road race 1953), dies from malaria at 40
  • Jan 5 Donald Knight, cricketer (54 runs in 2 Tests for England 1921), dies
  • Jan 7 Dorothea Lambert Chambers, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1903-04, 06, 10-11, 13-14), dies at 81
  • Jan 10 Jack Laviolette, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 80
  • Feb 5 Louis Stricker, cricketer (South African open bat in 13 Tests 1909-12), dies
  • May 12 Prince Aly Khan [Ali Salman Aga Khan], Pakistani socialite, jockey, political ambassador and husband to Rita Hayworth, dies from injuries sustained in a car accident at 48
  • May 17 Ioannis Georgiadis, Greek fencer (Olympic 1896 gold), dies at 84
  • Jun 1 Lester Patrick, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman (6 x Stanley Cups as player, coach and manager), dies from a heart attack at 76
  • Jun 25 Tommy Corcoran, American baseball shortstop (MLB shortstop game assist record 14), dies at 91
  • Jun 26 John B. Kelly, American rower and father of Grace Kelly (3 x Olympic gold 1920, 24), dies of intestinal cancer at 70
  • Jun 27 Lottie Dod, British all-round athlete (Wimbledon 1887-88, 1891-93), dies at 88
  • Jul 9 Vallance Jupp, cricketer (28 wkts in 8 Tests for England 1921-28), dies
  • Aug 14 Fred Clarke, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder and manager (Louisville Colonels, Pittsburgh Pirates; .312 BA), dies at 87
  • Aug 16 Errol Holmes, cricketer (batted in 5 Tests for England 1935), dies
  • Aug 22 Eduard PĆ¼tsep, Estonian wrestler (b. 1898)
  • Sep 18 John Evans, English cricket batsman (1 Test) and author ('The Escaping Club'), dies at 71
  • Sep 26 William Ling, cricketer (South African batsman in 6 Tests 1921-23), dies
  • Nov 3 Bobby Wallace, Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop, pitcher, manager, umpire and scout (St. Louis Browns), dies at 86
  • Nov 12 John Trim, cricketer (occasional WI quick 1948-52, 18 wkts), dies
  • Nov 26 Helen Hellwig, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1894), dies at 86
  • Nov 27 Frederick Fane, cricketer (682 runs in 14 Tests for Eng 1905-10), dies