On This Day

Deaths in Sport in January 1988

  • Jan 3 Joie Chitwood, American racedriver & Daredevil (b. 1912)
  • Jan 5 "Pistol Pete" Mavarich, NBAer (Atlanta), dies of a heart attack at 40
  • Jan 20 Philippe de Rothschild, French race-car driver and manager (Bordeaux Vineyard), dies at 86