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 (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 H├ęctor 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, cricketer (WI batsman in 3 Tests v England 1930), dies
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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