On This Day

Deaths in Sport in 1964

  • Jan 1 Alf Hall, South African cricket fast bowler (7 Tests, 40 wickets), dies at 67
  • Jan 12 C R Browne, cricket leg-spinner (WI in 4 Tests, 6 wkts), dies
  • Jan 15 George Duncan, Scottish golfer, course designer (British Open 1920), dies at 80
  • Jan 19 Joe Weatherly, American auto racer (NASCAR Sprint Cup champion 1962-63), dies of head injuries in race crash at 41
  • Jan 19 Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist who twice won the Tour de France (1919, 1922), dies at 77
  • Feb 6 W L Cornford, England cricket wicket-keeper (4 Tests v NZ 1930), dies
  • Feb 7 Lillian Copeland, US discus thrower (Olympic gold 1932), dies at 59
  • Feb 13 Ken Hubbs, 2nd baseman (Chicago Cubs), dies in plane crash at 22
  • Feb 20 R T Stanyforth, English cricket wicket-keeper (South Africa 1927-28), dies
  • Mar 18 Sigfrid Edström, Swedish sports official and 4th President of the International Olympic Committee, dies at 93
  • Apr 14 Herb McGirr, New Zealand cricketer (2 Tests for NZ, 51 runs), dies at 72
  • Apr 19 Cyril Merry, Trinidadian cricketer (WI batsman in 2 Tests 1933), dies at 53
  • Apr 20 Eddie Dyer, American baseball player, dies at 64
  • May 17 Steve Owen, American NFL tackle and coach (NY Giants), dies at 66
  • May 30 Eddie Sachs, American auto racer (b. 1927)
  • May 30 Dave MacDonald, American auto racer (b. 1936)

  • Jun 7 Charlie Llewellyn, South African cricketer (544 runs in 15 Tests for South Africa), dies at 87
  • Jul 2 Glenn "Fireball" Roberts, American auto racer (Daytona 500 1962), dies from injuries in May 24 crash at 35
  • Jul 12 William Solomon, South African cricketer (Test 1898-99), dies
  • Jul 26 Francis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe, British politician, naval officer and auto racer (1931 Le Mans), dies at 80
  • Jul 29 Vean Gregg, American baseball player, dies at 79
  • Aug 5 Art Ross, Canadian hockey player and executive (b. 1886)
  • Sep 15 Robert Dower, South African cricketer (1 Test South Africa v England 1898, scored 0 & 9), dies at 88
  • Oct 6 F T Mann, cricketer (father of F G, 281 runs in 5 Tests 1922-23), dies
  • Nov 1 Clifford "Doc" Carlson, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Pittsburgh 367–248 [.597]), dies at 70
  • Nov 6 Hugo Koblet, Swiss cyclist (b. 1925)
  • Nov 16 Piet Moeskops, Dutch track cyclist (world sprint champion 1921-24, 26), dies at 71
  • Dec 3 George Brown, English cricket wicketkeeper/batsman (7 Tests; Hampshire), dies at 77
  • Dec 12 H I "Sailor" Young, cricketer (left-arm bowler Eng v Aust 1899), dies
  • Dec 21 Algernon Kingscote, English tennis player (Australasian C'ship 1919), dies at 76
  • Dec 31 Bobby Byrne, baseball player (b. 1884)