Deaths in Sport in 1987

  • Jan 4 Jack Martin, cricketer (Eng pace bowler, 1-111 & 0-18 in Test), dies
  • Jan 20 Tom Dollery, cricketer (4 Tests for Eng 1947-50), dies
  • Feb 2 Castilho, Brazilian footballer (b. 1927)
  • Feb 13 M L "Curly" Page, cricketer (NZ Test capt 1933), dies
  • Mar 23 Dean Paul Martin, musician/tennis pro, killed in plane crash at 29
  • Apr 3 Tom Sestak, American football player (b. 1936)
  • Apr 12 Mike Von Erich, American wrestler
  • May 3 Dicky Fuller, cricketer (one Test for WI 1935, one run, 0-12), dies
  • Jun 14 Les Favell, cricketer (757 runs for Australia), dies
  • Jun 15 J A K Cochrane, cricketer (Test for South Africa 1931), dies
  • 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 26 Glen Hall, cricketer (Test for South Africa 1965), commits suicide
  • 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/composer (Our Don Bradman), dies
  • Jul 22 A G Kripal Singh, cricketer (14 Tests for India), dies
  • Jul 27 Travis Jackson, American baseball player (NY Giants), dies 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, cricketer (Bodyline bowler, 68 wkts for England), dies
  • 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 cyclist (5x Tour de France), dies at 53
  • Dec 1 Punch Imlach, Canadian ice hockey coach and general manager (b. 1918)