Deaths in Sport in 1974

  • Jan 21 Ken Viljoen, cricketer (played 27 Tests for South Africa 1930-47), dies
  • Jan 30 Bill Whitty, Australian cricketer (left-arm bowler 1909-12), dies at 87
  • Feb 14 C S Dempster, cricketer (10 Tests for NZ, 723 runs), dies

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Feb 21 Tim Horton, Canadian hockey player and co-founder of Tim Hortons, dies in a car crash at 44

NHL Star and Businessman Tim Horton
NHL Star and Businessman
Tim Horton
  • Mar 22 Peter Revson, US race car driver (Indianapolis 500), dies at 35
  • Apr 21 Charles "Chic" Harley, American football player (b. 1895)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 13 Denny Shute, American golfer, dies at 69

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Denny Shute
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
Denny Shute
  • May 18 Daniel R Topping, US owner (NY Yankees), dies at 61
  • May 25 Frank Ward, cricketer (4 Tests for Australia 1936-38), dies
  • May 26 Silvio Moser, Swiss racing driver (b. 1941)
  • Jun 2 Waldemar F Eric Marx, cricketer (3 Tests South Africa v Aust 1921-22), dies
  • Jun 2 Hiroshi Kazato, Japanese racing driver (b. 1949)
  • Jun 17 Yadavendra Singh, cricketer (Yuvraj of Patiala, Test for India), dies
  • Jul 9 Ted Bowley, cricketer (England batsman in 5 Tests 1929-30), dies
  • Jul 17 Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean, pitcher (St Louis Cards), dies at 63
  • Jul 19 Erno Schwarz, Hungarian-American soccer player, dies at 69
  • Jul 28 Jack Ellis, cricketer (Victorian WK, Ashes tourist 1926), dies
  • Aug 2 W. Douglas Hawkes, British racing driver (b. 1893)
  • Aug 7 Sylvio Mantha, professional ice hockey player (b. 1902)
  • Aug 11 Jack Hill, cricketer (3 Tests for Australia 1953-55, 8 wickets), dies
  • Aug 13 Hugo Yarnold, cricketer (Umpire in 3 Tests for England), dies
  • Sep 25 William Sloane, publisher/writer ("Edge of Running Water"), dies
  • Oct 6 Helmuth Koinigg, Austrian Formula One driver (b. 1948)
  • Nov 29 James J. Braddock, American heavyweight boxer (b. 1905)
  • Dec 5 Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman, American tennis player (US Open 1909-11), dies at 87
  • Dec 9 George Carew, cricketer (4 Tests for WI between 1935 & 1949), dies
  • Dec 18 Harry Hooper, American baseball player, dies at 87