On This Day

Deaths in Sport in June 1987

  • 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