Deaths in Sport in 1986

  • Jan 1 Alfredo Binda, Italian cyclist (b. 1902)
  • Jan 1 Bruce Norris, American hockey executive (Detroit Red Wings) (b. 1924)
  • Jan 2 Bill Veeck, American baseball executive (b. 1914)
  • Jan 15 James H "Jim" Crowley, US football player (Notre Dame), dies at 83
  • Jan 24 Flo Hyman, American volleyball player (b. 1954)
  • Jan 25 Horace Smith, cricketer (1 Test NZ v Eng 1933, one wkt at 113), dies
  • Feb 1 Gino Hernandez, American wrestler (b. 1957)

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Feb 27 Jacques "Jake the Snake" Plante, Canadian Ice Hockey goalie who was the first to wear a goaltender mask, dies of stomach cancer at 57

NHL Goalie Jacques Plante
NHL Goalie
Jacques Plante
  • Mar 5 Teddy Hoad, cricketer (West Indian captain 1930), dies
  • Apr 5 Colin McCool, cricketer (14 Tests for Australia, 36 wkts), dies
  • Apr 23 Jim Laker, cricketer (193 wkts for England at 21 24), dies
  • Apr 24 Bill Edrich, cricketer (39 Tests for England), dies
  • May 2 Henri Toivonen, Finnish rally driver, dies in an accident at 29
  • May 11 Fritz Pollard, American football player (b. 1894)
  • May 15 Elio de Angelis, Italian race car driver (b. 1958)
  • Jun 1 Jo Gartner, Austrian racing driver (d. 1958)
  • Jun 2 Aurel Joliat, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 84 (b. 1901)
  • Jun 15 K K Tarapore, cricketer (Test for India 1948), killed by motor-scooter
  • Jun 26 Laurie Fishlock, cricketer (4 Tests for England), dies
  • Jun 27 Don Rogers, of Cleveland Browns, dies of cocaine poisoning
  • Jun 27 George Nepia, New Zealand rugby player (b. 1905)
  • Jul 2 Peanuts Lowrey, baseball player (b. 1917)
  • Jul 8 Skeeter Webb, American baseball player (b. 1909)
  • Jul 15 Billy Haughton, American harness driver and trainer (b. 1923)
  • Jul 18 Stanley Rous, British soccer official, dies at 91
  • Jul 24 Laurie Nash, cricketer (two Tests for Australia 1932-36), dies
  • Jul 25 Theodore H "Ted" Lyons, pitcher (Chicago White Sox), dies at 85
  • Jul 28 Syd Curnow, South African cricketer (168 runs in 7 Tests), dies
  • Aug 3 Rupert de Smidt, cricketer (Western Province 1911-13), dies at 102
  • Aug 9 Joseph "Poeske" Scherens, Belgian cyclist, dies at 77

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Aug 11 Chuck McKinley, American tennis player (1963 Wimbledon), dies of a brain tumour at 45

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Chuck McKinley
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Chuck McKinley
  • Aug 29 Ellis Achong, cricketer (West Indies 1933-35, "chinaman"), dies

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Sep 4 Hank Greenberg "Hammerin' Hank", American MLB player (Detroit Tigers) dies at 75

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg
  • Oct 3 Vince DiMaggio, American Baseball Player (b. 1912)
  • Oct 5 Mike Burgmann, Australian racing driver (b. 1947)
  • Oct 11 Norm Cash, 1st baseman (Detroit Tigers), dies at 51
  • Oct 26 Jackson Scholz, American runner (b. 1897)
  • Nov 10 King Clancy, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and referee (b. 1903)
  • Dec 1 Robert L "Bobby" Layne, football player (Detroit Lions), dies at 59
  • Dec 1 [Irving] Lee Dorsey, American Pop and R&B singer ( "Working in the Coal Mine"), dies at 61
  • Dec 20 Joe DeSa, American baseball player (b. 1959)