Deaths in Sport in 1967

  • Jan 1 Maurice Leyland, cricketer (41 Tests for England, 2764 runs), dies
  • Jan 6 Johnny Keane, baseball player/mgr (Cards, NY Yanks), dies at 55
  • Jan 7 Sid Emery, cricket leg-spinner (NSW & Aus, 5 wkt in 1912 series), dies
  • Jan 18 Barney Ross, welterweight Boxing Champ (1934), dies at 57
  • Jan 18 Reese "Goose" Tatum, basketballer (Harlem Globetrotters), dies at 45
  • Jan 28 Shunter Coen, South African cricketer (2 Tests for S Af, hs 41 not out, avg 50), dies at 64
  • Jan 31 Eddie Tolan, American sprinter the "Midnight Express" (1932 Olympics), dies at 58
  • Feb 1 Ernie Bromley, cricketer (2 Tests for Australia 1933-34), dies
  • Mar 13 Frank Worrell, West indian cricketer (one of the three W's, inspiring WI captain), dies at 42
  • Apr 4 H├ęctor Scarone, Uruguayan footballer (b. 1898)
  • Apr 18 Karl Miller, German footballer, dies at 53
  • May 7 Lorenzo Bandini, Italian Formula One driver (b. 1935)
  • May 10 Lorenzo Bandini, Italian racing driver, (b. 1935)
  • Jun 12 Bombardier Billy Wells [William Thomas Wells], English heavyweight boxer (Lionsdale Belt, 1911), dies at 79

Person of interestEddie Eagan

Jun 14 Eddie Eagan, American boxer (Olympic gold 1920) and bobsledder (Olympic gold 1932), dies of a heart attack at 69

Boxer and Bobsledder Eddie Eagan
Boxer and Bobsledder
Eddie Eagan
  • Jun 18 Beat Fehr, Swiss racing driver (b. 1942)

  • Jun 18 Giacomo Russo, Italian racing driver (b. 1937)
  • Jun 26 Errol Hunte, cricketer (WI batsman in 3 Tests v England 1930), dies
  • Jun 29 Primo Carnera, Italian boxer (b. 1906)
  • Jul 7 Jo Schlesser, French Formula One racing driver (b. 1928)
  • Jul 13 Tom Simpson, British cyclist (b. 1937)
  • Jul 21 Jimmie Foxx, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (9-time MLB All Star), dies at 59
  • Jul 30 Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, German arms manufacturer and Olympic yacht competitor, dies at 59
  • Aug 4 Peter Smith, cricketer (Essex leggie, 3 wickets for England), dies
  • Aug 14 Bob Anderson, British racing driver (b. 1931)
  • Aug 23 Georges Berger, Belgian racing driver, dies at 48
  • Aug 26 Dilawar Hussain, cricketer (Indian wicketkeeper in the 1930's), dies
  • Oct 12 Nathaniel "Nat" Pendleton, American wrestler (Olympics 1920, Silver) and actor (The Thin Man, Reckless), dies from a heart attack at 72
  • Nov 14 C. K. Nayudu, Indian cricketer (7 Tests for India in 30's), dies at 72
  • Nov 23 Freddie Martin, cricket WI batsman, (9 Tests 486 runs 1 century), dies
  • Dec 3 Harry Wismer, American original owner of the New York Jets (b. 1913)
  • Dec 14 Frank Moran, American heavyweight boxer and film actor, dies of a heart attack at 80
  • Dec 26 Sydney Barnes, English cricketer (27 Tests for England, 189 wickets) and probably England's greatest bowler, dies at 94
  • Dec 31 Arthur Mailey, cricketer (10-66 & Aust v Gloucestershire 1921), dies