Deaths in Sport in 1982

  • Jan 3 Derek Sealy, cricketer (West Indies 1930-39), dies
  • Jan 7 Bert Oosterhuis, Dutch motor racer (Paris-Dakar), dies in race crash
  • Jan 15 Red Smith, sportscaster (Pulitzer, Fight Talk), dies at 76
  • Jan 16 Red Smith, American sports columnist (b. 1905)
  • Jan 19 Marc Demeyer, Belgian cyclist (Paris-Roubaix '76), dies [or 1/20]
  • Jan 20 Marc Demeyer, Belgian cyclist (Paris-Brus 1974), dies at 31[or 1/19]
  • Feb 10 K R Meher-Homji, cricket wk (Test as Indian, catch no stumped), dies
  • 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 wicketkeeper (2 Tests for India 1947-48), dies
  • Apr 7 Harald Ertl, Austrian racing driver (b. 1948)
  • Apr 20 Andrew Sandham, cricketer (325 Eng 1930, 879 runs in 14 Tests), dies
  • Apr 26 Ville Ritola, Finnish 5/10km runner (Olympic gold 1924, 28), dies
  • Apr 28 EW "Nobby" Clark, Engl cricketer (32 wickets in 8 Tests 1929-34), dies
  • May 8 Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer, dies in an accident
  • May 15 Gordon Smiley, American race car driver (b. 1946)
  • Jun 8 [Leroy] Satchel Paige, US baseball pitcher, dies at 75
  • Jun 13 Ken "Slasher" Mackay, cricketer (Aussie all-rounder 1956-63), dies
  • Jun 13 Peter Maivia, wrestler (b. 1935)
  • Jul 6 Bob Johnson, American baseball player (b. 1905)
  • Jul 7 Bep [Elisa H] Bakhuis, soccer star/writer, dies at 76
  • 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 (b. 1920)
  • 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 Fred Badcock, cricketer (7 Tests for NZ 1930-33, 16 wkts), dies
  • Sep 26 Alec Hurwood, cricketer (Australian off-spinner v WI 1930-31), dies
  • Sep 29 H C Slinger Nitschke, cricketer (2 Tests for Australia 1931-32), dies
  • Sep 29 Monty Stratton, baseball player (b. 1912)
  • Oct 3 Roger J J Claessen, Belgian soccer star, dies at 41
  • 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 8 Bertus de Harder, Dutch soccer star (Bordeaux), dies
  • Dec 13 Jack Badcock, cricketer (7 Tests, 1 century but inconsistent), dies
  • Dec 18 Raymond Emery, cricketer (2 Tests NZ v WI 1952, 46 runs, 2 wkts), dies