Deaths in Sport in 1984

Person of interestRay Kroc

Jan 14 Ray Kroc, American fast food entrepreneur (McDonald's) and owner of baseball's San Diego Padres, dies of heart failure at 81

McDonald's Entrepreneur Ray Kroc
McDonald's Entrepreneur
Ray Kroc
  • Jan 19 Max Bentley, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1920)
  • Jan 20 Johnny Weissmuller [Peter Johann Weißmüller], Hungarian actor (Tarzan) and 100m swimmer (Olympic 5 gold-1924, 28), dies at 79
  • Feb 3 Anne Townsend, lacrosse/tennis/field hockey star, dies
  • Feb 8 Karel Miljon, Dutch boxer (b. 1903)
  • Feb 28 Leslie Walcott, cricketer (Test for WI v England 1930), dies
  • Mar 6 Ian Cromb, New Zealand cricketer (5 Tests for NZ, 123 runs, 8 wkts), dies at 78
  • Mar 13 Dick Whitington, journalist/cricketer (South Aust & AIF batsman), dies
  • Mar 18 Charlie Lau, White Sox coach/renowned hitting instructor, dies at 50
  • Apr 4 John Arnold, cricketer (Eng bat v NZ 1931, scored 34 only Test), dies
  • Apr 5 Theo Koomen, Dutch sportscaster, dies in auto-accident at 54
  • Apr 17 Claude Provost, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1933)
  • Apr 27 Piet Kraak, Dutch soccer player, dies at 63
  • May 1 Jüri Lossmann, Estonian marathon runner (silver medal 1920 Olympics), dies at 93
  • May 8 Gino Bianco, Brazilian racing driver (b. 1916)
  • May 10 Joaquin Agostinho, Portuguese cyclist, dies at 41

  • Jun 6 Bill Voce, cricketer (key player of the Bodyline series), dies
  • Jun 16 Lew Andreas, American basketball coach (b. 1895)
  • Jun 17 Swale, Kentucky Derby winner, collapses & dies

Person of interestClarence Campbell

Jun 24 Clarence Campbell, Canadian NHL president, dies at 78

3rd President of the NHL Clarence Campbell
3rd President of the NHL
Clarence Campbell
  • Jul 7 Carl Boenish, American father of BASE jumping, dies at 43
  • Jul 14 Al Schacht, [Clown prince of baseball], baseball player, dies at 91
  • Jul 25 Bryan Hextall, Canadian ice hockey player (NHL - NY Rangers), dies at 70
  • Jul 30 Maurice Tremlett, cricketer (England pace bowler 1948-49), dies
  • Aug 11 Paul Felix Schmidt, Estonian-German chess player, dies at 67
  • Aug 14 Tigran Petroshan, Russian chess grand master, dies at 55
  • Aug 25 Waite Hoyte, knuckleball pitcher, dies at 84
  • Aug 25 Viktor Chukarin, Soviet gymnast (Olympic gold 1952, 56), dies at 62
  • Sep 7 Don Tallon, cricketer (great Queensland & Australian keeper), dies
  • Sep 7 Joe Cronin, American baseball shortstop (Pirates, Red Sox, Senators, MVP 1930, AL Pres), dies at 77
  • Sep 8 Frank Lowson, England cricket Test batsman (7 Tests), dies at 59
  • Sep 15 Jack Ikin, English cricketer (England opener 1946-55), dies at 66
  • Sep 27 John Facenda, sportscaster (NFL Action), dies at 72
  • Oct 1 Walter Alston, Baseball manager (LA Dodgers), dies at 72
  • Oct 11 K M Rangnekar, cricketer (33 runs at 5 50 for India), dies
  • Oct 11 Sid Carroll, Australian cricketer (prolific NSW opener 1945-59 avg 39 59), dies at 61
  • Dec 7 Lee Roy Yarbrough, American race car (Nascar) driver (b. 1938)
  • Dec 16 Debs Garms, American baseball player, dies at 77
  • Dec 20 Gonzalo Márquez, Venezuelan baseball player (b. 1946)