On This Day

Deaths in Sport in 1982

  • Jan 3 Derek Sealy, West Indian cricket batsman (11 Tests; youngest West Indian Test player 17:122), dies at 69
  • Jan 7 Bert Oosterhuis, Dutch motor racer (Paris-Dakar), dies in race crash
  • Jan 15 Red Smith, American sportscaster and columnist (Pulitzer 1976, Fight Talk), dies at 76
  • Jan 20 Marc Demeyer, Belgian road racing cyclist (Paris-Brussels 1974), dies at 31
  • Feb 10 K R Meher-Homji, cricket wk (Test as Indian, catch no stumped), dies
  • Feb 10 Khershed Meherhomji, Indian cricketer (Indian wicket-keeper 1936), dies at 70
  • Feb 12 Hal Hooker, cricket (307 partners with Kippax for last wicket), dies
  • Feb 17 Nestor Chylak, American baseball umpire (b. 1922)
  • Feb 25 J K Irani, cricket wicket-keeper (2 Tests for India 1947-48), dies
  • Apr 7 Harald Ertl, Austrian racing driver (b. 1948)
  • Apr 8 Katherine Rawls, American swimming and diving champion, dies at 64
  • Apr 20 Andy Sandham, English cricketer (325 Eng 1930, 879 runs in 14 Tests), dies at 91
  • Apr 26 Ville Ritola, Finnish 5/10km runner (Olympic gold 1924, 28), dies at 86
  • Apr 28 Nobby Clark, English cricketer (32 wickets in 8 Tests 1929-34), dies at 81
  • May 8 Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer (World F1 runner-up 1979; Ferrari), dies in a practice accident prior to Belgian GP, at 32
  • May 15 Gordon Smiley, American racecar driver, dies in a crash at 36

  • Jun 8 Satchel Paige, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (5-time Negro League, 2-time MLB All Star), dies of a heart attack at 75
  • Jun 13 Ken Mackay, Australian cricketer (Aussie all-rounder 1956-63), dies at 56
  • Jun 13 Peter Maivia, wrestler (b. 1935)
  • Jul 1 Ray Scarborough, American MLB pitcher (All Star 1950), dies at 64
  • Jul 6 Bob Johnson, American baseball player, dies at 76
  • Jul 7 Bep Bakhuys, Dutch soccer striker (23 caps, 28 goals; Metz), dies at 73
  • Jul 15 Donald Beard, cricketer (4 Tests for NZ 1952-56), dies
  • Jul 27 Vladimir Smirnov, Russian foil fencer (Olympic gold 1980), dies at 28
  • Jul 30 Frank Nicholson, South African cricket wicket-keeper (1935-36), dies
  • Aug 8 Eric Brandon, British racing driver, dies at 62
  • Aug 12 Salvador Sanchez, Mexican boxer (b. 1959)
  • Aug 19 August Neo, Estonian wrestler (b. 1908)
  • Aug 24 Jack Siedle, cricketer (batted in 18 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • Aug 28 G W A Chubb, cricketer (5 Tests for South Africa, 21 wickets), dies
  • Sep 7 Ken Boyer, American baseball player (b. 1931)
  • Sep 19 Ted Badcock, New Zealand cricketer (7 Tests for NZ 1930-33, 16 wkts), dies at 85
  • Sep 26 Alec Hurwood, Australian cricketer (Australian off-spinner v WI 1930-31), dies at 80
  • Sep 27 Ralph Baldwin, Canadian harness driver and trainer (11 major world records; Hambletonian Stakes 1963, 73), dies at 66
  • Sep 29 Slinger Nitschke, Australian cricketer (2 Tests for Australia 1931-32), dies at 77
  • Sep 29 Monty Stratton, baseball player (b. 1912)
  • Oct 3 Roger Claessen, Belgian soccer striker (17 caps; Standard de Li├Ęge), dies at 41
  • Nov 3 Jack Westland, American politician (US House of Representatives 1953-65) and golfer (US Amateur C'ship 1952), dies at 77
  • Nov 13 Dorothy [Little-]Round, England, tennis star (Never on Sunday), dies
  • Nov 15 Martin De Alzaga, Argentine racing driver (b. 1901)
  • Nov 17 Duk Koo Kim, South Korean boxer, legally declared dead
  • Nov 29 Percy Williams, Canadian athlete (b. 1908)
  • Dec 2 Giovanni Ferrari, Italian soccer midfielder and manager (44 caps; Juventus, Internazionale; mgr Italy), dies at 74
  • Dec 3 Dutch Meyer, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (National C'ship 1935, 38; TCU), dies at 84
  • Dec 8 Bertus de Harder, Dutch soccer star (Bordeaux), dies
  • Dec 13 Jack Badcock, Australian cricketer (7 Tests, 1 century but inconsistent), dies at 68
  • Dec 18 Ray Emery, New Zealand cricketer (2 Tests NZ v WI 1952, 46 runs, 2 wkts), dies at 67
  • Dec 18 Bernard Malivoire, French cox pair (Olympic gold 1952), dies at 44