Deaths in Sport in May 1963

  • 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