Deaths in Sport in December 1980

  • Dec 4 Stanislawa Walasiewicz [Stella Walsh], Polish-born American sprinter (Olympic gold 1932), dies shot during an armed robbery, at 69
  • Dec 5 Don Taylor, cricketer (3 Tests for NZ 1947-56, 159 runs), dies
  • Dec 14 Elston Howard, MVP catcher (NY Yankees), dies at 59
  • Dec 28 Amir Elahi, cricketer, 1st Pakistani Test cricketer to die
  • Dec 31 Arthur Wellard, cricketer (2 Tests for England, legendary 6-hitter), dies