On This Day

Deaths in Sport in January 1983

  • Jan 9 Stan Spence, American baseball center fielder (MLB All-Star 1942, 44, 46, 47; Boston Red Sox, Washington Senators, St. Louis Browns), dies from emphysema at 67
  • Jan 17 Bill Bonthron, American athlete (world 1,500m record 3:48.8 1934), dies at 70
  • Jan 20 Garrincha, Brazilian footballer, dies at 49
  • Jan 23 Fred Bakewell, English cricket batsman (6 Tests, top score 107; Northamptonshire), dies at 74
  • Jan 26 Paul "Bear" Bryant, American college football coach (Alabama), dies at 69