On This Day

Deaths in Sport in 1965

  • Jan 8 Albert Asher, New Zealand dual-code rugby union and rugby league winger (RU 11 caps; RL Australasia 2 Tests, NZ 1), dies at 85
  • Jan 28 Tich Freeman, English cricket leg-spinner (3776 FC wickets leg-spin, 304 in 1928), dies at 76
  • Jan 30 Vic Jackson, cricketer (NSW/Leicerstershire off-spinner), dies in car
  • Mar 5 John "Pepper" Martin, American baseball utility (MLB All-Star 1933–35, 37; World Series 1931, 34; NL stolen base leader 1933, 34, 36; St. Louis Cardinals), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • Mar 14 Marion Jones, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1899, 1902), dies at 85
  • Mar 17 Almos Alonzo Stagg, American football coach (University of Chicago), dies in California at 102
  • Apr 8 Jack Durston, cricketer (one Test for England, 4-102 & 1-34), dies
  • Apr 10 Lloyd Casner, American race car driver and owner (Casner Motor Racing Division team), dies at 36
  • May 8 H T W Hardinge, cricketer (scored 25 & 5 in only Test for England), dies
  • May 23 Earl Webb, American baseball outfielder (MLB Record: 67 doubles, single season 1931; Boston Red Sox), dies at 67

Person of interestCurly Lambeau

Jun 1 Curly Lambeau, American Pro Football Hall of Fame halfback, coach (founder, first coach Green Bay Packers), dies of a heart attack at 67

NFL Head Coach Curly Lambeau
NFL Head Coach
Curly Lambeau
  • Jul 1 Wally Hammond, England cricket batsman (7,249 Test runs @ 58.45), dies of a heart attack at 62
  • Jul 7 Bill Hitch, England cricket fast-bowler (7 Tests 1911-21), dies
  • Jul 30 Alan Washbond, American 2-man bobsledder (Olympic gold 1932), dies at 65
  • Aug 10 Rayford Robinson, cricketer (Test Aust v England 1937), dies
  • Aug 11 Bill Woodfull, Australian cricketer (35 Tests for Australia), dies at 67
  • Aug 11 Ethel Larcombe, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1912), dies at 86
  • Aug 25 Moonlight Graham, American baseball player
  • Aug 27 Gerald Bond, South African cricketer (South Africa 1938-39), dies at 56
  • Sep 14 Jack Hearne, cricketer (806 runs in 24 Tests for England), dies at 76
  • Sep 26 Otto Nothling, Australian rugby union player and cricketer (did next to nothling in Aust), dies at 65
  • Oct 17 Barton King, cricketer (America's greatest cricket all-rounder), dies
  • Oct 22 Earl Cooper, American auto racer (AAA National Championship 1913, 15, 17; Indianapolis 500 1924 runner-up), dies at 78
  • Oct 27 French Luitjes, Dutch athlete, dies at 21
  • Nov 14 George Bissett, South African cricketer (25 wickets in 4 Tests for South Africa), dies at 60
  • Dec 2 Maharajkumar of Vizianagram "Vizzy", Indian cricket batsman, captain, administrator, broadcaster and politician (3 Tests) dies at 59
  • Dec 9 Branch Rickey, American baseball executive (b. 1884)