Deaths in Sport in 1963

  • Jan 5 Rogers Hornsby, baseball player, dies of a heart ailment at 66
  • Jan 18 Johnnie Moyes, journalist and cricketer (S Aust batsman), dies
  • Jan 25 Wilson Kettle, Nfld, dies at 102, leaving 582 living descendents
  • Jan 28 Gustave Garrigou, French cyclist (b. 1884)
  • Jan 30 P F "Plum" Warner, cricketer (England mgr during Bodyline tour), dies
  • Feb 7 Learco Guerra, Italian cyclist (b. 1902)
  • Mar 1 Irish Meusel, American baseball player (b. 1893)
  • Mar 1 Jorge Daponte, Argentine racing driver (b. 1923)
  • Mar 8 John Hartley, cricketer (bowl avg 115 in 2 Tests for Eng 1906), dies
  • Mar 11 Mahomed Nissar, cricketer (6 Tests for India 1932-36, 25 wkts), dies
  • Mar 13 Austin Dobson, British racing driver (b. 1912)
  • Mar 23 Davey Moore, dies seconds after KOed in feather-weight championship
  • Mar 25 Davey Moore, American featherweight world champion boxer, dies at 29 as a result of injuries sustained in a match against Sugar Ramos
  • Apr 4 Endzion Barelli, dies 2 days after winning a boxing match at 18
  • Apr 8 Len Tuckett, cricketer (no runs no wkts in 1 Test for S A), dies
  • May 2 Jack Crawford, cricketer (469 runs & 39 wickets in 12 Tests), dies
  • May 10 Gene "Big Daddy" Lipscomb, American football player (b. 1931)
  • May 12 Bobby Kerr, Canadian runner (b. 1882)
  • May 18 Ernie [Ernest] Davis, American football player (1st African American to win Heisman Trophy) (b. 1939) dies of leukemia aged 23
  • Jun 28 Frank "Home Run" Baker, (hit 2 HRs in 1911 world series) dies at 77
  • Jul 10 Teddy Wakelam, English sports broadcaster and rugby union player (b. 1893)
  • Jul 18 A H C Cooper, South African cricketer (Test v England 1914), dies
  • Jul 29 Dave Smith, cricketer (2 Tests in 1912 Australian side), dies
  • Aug 21 John Gunn, cricketer (England all-rounder in 6 Tests 1901-05), dies
  • Sep 12 Ben Sealey, cricketer (one Test WI v England 1933), dies
  • Sep 22 Fred Le Roux, cricketer (South African all-rounder in only Test), dies
  • Oct 15 Horton Smith. American golfer (b. 1908)
  • Nov 22 Claude Floquet, cricketer (Test for South Africa), dies
  • Dec 2 Thomas J. Hicks, British-born runner (b. 1875)
  • Dec 21 Jack Hobbs, cricketer (61 Tests for England), dies
  • Dec 26 "Gorgeous George" Wagner, wrestler, dies