On This Day

Deaths in Sport in 1967

  • Jan 1 Maurice Leyland, English cricket batsman (41 Tests, 2764 runs @ 46.06; Yorkshire 1920-46, 1,000+ runs in 17 consecutive seasons), dies at 66
  • Jan 6 Johnny Keane, American baseball manager (World Series 1964 St. Louis Cardinals; NY Yankees), dies of a heart attack 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 23 Holcombe Ward, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1904; President USLTA 1937-47), dies at 88
  • 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, Australian cricket batsman (2 Tests; first Western Australian to play Test cricket for Australia), dies at 54
  • Mar 13 Sir Frank Worrell, West Indian cricket batsman and captain (51 Tests @ 49.48; 9 x 100s), dies from leukemia at 42
  • Apr 4 Héctor Scarone, Uruguayan footballer (b. 1898)
  • Apr 17 Giorgio Cesana, Italian coxswain (Olympic gold 1906), dies at 75
  • Apr 18 Karl Miller, German soccer defender (12 caps; Dresdner SC), 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

  • Jun 13 Gerald Patterson, Australian tennis player (Wimbledon 1919, 21; Australian C'ships 1927), dies at 71

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, Trinidadian cricketer (WI batsman in 3 Tests v England 1930), dies at 55

Person of interestPrimo Carnera

Jun 29 Primo Carnera, Italian boxer (World Heavyweight Champion 1933-34), dies of alcohol-related liver disease at 60

  • Jul 7 Jo Schlesser, French Formula One racing driver (b. 1928)
  • Jul 13 Tom Simpson, English road cyclist (World Road Race Champion 1965), dies of diuretic combination of alcohol and mixed amphetamines at 29

Person of interestJimmie Foxx

Jul 21 Jimmie Foxx, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (9-time MLB All Star; World Series 1929, 30; AL MVP 1932, 33, 38; Triple Crown 1933), dies after choking on food at 59

MLB Hall of Fame 1st Baseman Jimmie Foxx
MLB Hall of Fame 1st Baseman
Jimmie Foxx
  • 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
  • Aug 28 Bruce Smith, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1941, U of Minnesota; NFL: Green Bay Packers), dies of cancer at 47
  • Sep 2 Francis Ouimet, American golfer (US Open 1913, US Amateur 1914, 31), dies at 74
  • 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 4 Harry Wismer, American sports broadcaster and AFL team owner (New York Titans), dies after a fall at 54
  • Dec 14 Frank Moran, American heavyweight boxer & 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, Australian cricket spin bowler (21 Tests, 99 wickets; 10/66 v Gloucestershire 1921), dies at 81