Deaths in Sport in 1988

  • Jan 3 Joie Chitwood, American racedriver & Daredevil (b. 1912)
  • Jan 5 "Pistol Pete" Mavarich, NBAer (Atlanta), dies of a heart attack at 40

Person of interestPete Maravich

Jan 5 Pete Maravich, American basketball player, dies of heart failure at 40

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Pete Maravich
  • Mar 10 Glenn Cunningham, American middle distance runner (1930's), dies at 78
  • Mar 17 Reg Sinfield, cricketer (one Test for England v Australia 1938), dies
  • Mar 29 Ted Kluszewski, American baseball 1st baseman (4-time MLB All Star), dies of heart attack at 63
  • Apr 10 Cliff Gladwin, cricketer (8 Tests for England 1947-49), dies
  • Apr 16 Clifford Roach, cricketer (16 Tests early in West Indian cricket history), dies
  • Apr 24 E S "Bob" Newson, cricketer (South African fast bowler in 1930's), dies
  • May 1 Ben Lexcen, Australian yacht designer (Australia II 1983 America's Cup), dies of heart disease at 52
  • May 24 Tom Burtt, cricketer (NZ slow left-armer in 11 Tests 1947-53), dies
  • Jun 7 Joe Partridge, cricketer (South African pace bowler 1963-65), commits suicide
  • Jul 8 Ray Barbuti, American athlete (Olympic gold 400m, 400m relay 1928), dies at 83
  • Jul 23 Jahangir Khan, cricketer (4 Tests for India 1932-36), dies
  • Jul 25 David Tobey, Basketball Hall of Fame referee, dies at 90
  • Aug 8 Alan Ameche, American College Football Hall of Fame fullback (Baltimore Colts), dies of a heart attack at 55
  • Aug 14 Enzo Ferrari, Italian sportscar manufacturer (Ferrari), dies at 90
  • Aug 28 Paul Whitelaw, cricketer (2 Tests NZ v England 1933), dies
  • Sep 3 Richard Torriani, Swiss ice hockey player and luger who took the Olympic oath in 1948, dies at 76
  • Oct 13 Mike Venezia, jockey, dies in 5th-race fall at Belmont Race Track, NY
  • Oct 14 Vic Raschi, American MLB pitcher (4-time All Star), dies at 69
  • Oct 24 Sumner White, American sailor (Olympic gold 1952), dies at 58
  • Nov 9 Father David Bauer, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 64
  • Nov 21 Carl Hubbell, American baseball player (b. 1903)
  • Nov 27 [John] Hein Donner, chess grand master, dies at 61
  • Dec 16 H "Stork" Hendry, cricketer (11 Tests for Australia 1921-29), dies
  • Dec 29 Mike Beuttler, British racing driver (b. 1940)