On This Day

Deaths in Sport in 1987

  • Jan 2 Jean de Gribaldy, French road cyclist & team director (Frimatic - Viva, Miko, Sem - France Loire), dies at 64
  • Jan 4 Jack Martin, cricketer (Eng pace bowler, 1-111 & 0-18 in Test), dies
  • Jan 8 Nana Joshi [Padmanabh Govind Joshi], Indian cricket wicket-keeper (Indian National Team during 1950's), dies at 60
  • Jan 10 HÃ¥kan Malmrot, Swedish swimmer (Olympic gold 200m & 400m breaststroke 1920), dies at 86
  • Jan 20 Tom Dollery, cricketer (4 Tests for Eng 1947-50), dies
  • Feb 2 Castilho, Brazilian footballer (b. 1927)
  • Feb 5 E. Michael Burke, sports executive (President New York Yankees, New York Knicks, Madison Square Garden), dies at 70
  • Feb 9 Larry French, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1940), dies at 79
  • Feb 13 M L "Curly" Page, cricketer (NZ Test capt 1933), dies
  • Mar 9 Bobby Locke, South African golfer (British Open 1949-50, 52, 57), dies of meningitis at 69
  • Mar 12 Woody Hayes, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (National C'ship 1954, 57, 61, 68, 70; Ohio State), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • Mar 15 Red Dutton, Canadian ice hockey player (Calgary Tigers) and coach, dies at 89
  • Mar 23 Dean Paul Martin, musician/tennis pro, killed in plane crash at 29
  • Apr 1 Henri Cochet, French tennis player (French Open 1926, 28, 30, 32; Wimbledon 1927, 29; US Open 1928), dies at 85
  • Apr 3 Tom Sestak, American football player (b. 1936)
  • Apr 12 Mike Von Erich, American wrestler

  • May 1 Bobo Holloman, American baseball pitcher (no-hitter on MLB debut 1953; St. Louis Browns), dies of a heart attack at 64
  • May 3 Dicky Fuller, cricketer (one Test for WI 1935, one run, 0-12), dies
  • May 13 Ron Saggers, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (effective NSW & Aussie late 40's), dies at 69
  • Jun 11 Ralph Guldahl, American golfer (US Masters 1939, US Open 1937-38), dies at 75
  • Jun 14 Les Favell, cricketer (757 runs for Australia), dies
  • Jun 15 J A K Cochrane, cricketer (Test for South Africa 1931), dies
  • Jun 16 John Mikaelsson, Swedish race walker (Olympic gold 10k 1948, 52), dies at 73
  • Jun 17 Dick Howser, mgr (NY Yankees & KC Royal), dies of brain cancer at 51
  • Jun 24 Hophnie Hobah Hines Johnson, cricketer (3 Tests for WI), dies
  • Jun 24 Hines Johnson, West Indian cricket fast bowler (3 Tests; first WI fast bowler to take 10 wickets in a Test), dies at 76
  • Jun 26 Glen Hall, South African cricketer (Test for South Africa 1965), commits suicide at 49
  • Jul 11 Thomas F Waddell, founder (Gay Olympics), dies of AIDS at 50
  • Jul 11 Avi Ran, Israeli footballer (b. 1963)
  • Jul 15 Jack O'Hagan, cricketer and composer (Our Don Bradman), dies at 88
  • Jul 22 A G Kripal Singh, cricketer (14 Tests for India), dies
  • Jul 27 Travis Jackson, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (World Series 1933; MLB All Star 1934; NY Giants), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 83
  • Jul 29 Arthur Chipperfield, cricketer (14 Tests for Australia), dies
  • Aug 23 Didier Pironi, French racing car driver (b. 1952)
  • Aug 24 Malcolm Kirk, English wrestler (b. 1936)
  • Aug 26 John Goddard, cricketer (West Indian captain 1948-53), dies
  • Sep 5 Bill Bowes, English cricketer (Bodyline bowler, 68 wkts for England), dies at 79
  • Oct 19 Hermann Lang, German race car driver (b. 1909)
  • Oct 27 Vijay Merchant, Indian cricketer (Test average 47 72, 1st-class avg 71), dies at 76
  • Nov 16 Jim Brewer, Major League Baseball relief pitcher (b. 1937)
  • Nov 18 Jacques Anquetil, French road cyclist (Tour de France 1957, 61-64; first 5-time winner), dies of stomach cancer at 53
  • Nov 27 Babe [Floyd Caves] Herman, Brooklyn Dodgers' slugger (.324 lifetime average), dies at 84
  • Dec 1 Punch Imlach, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame coach and general manager (Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres), dies of a heart attack at 69
  • Dec 22 Henry Cotton, English golfer (British Open 1934, 1937, 1948), dies at 80