On This Day

Deaths in Sport in January 1989

  • Jan 9 Bill Terry, American baseball player, dies at 90
  • Jan 15 Wilf Slack, English cricketer, dies while playing cricket in Gambia at 34
  • Jan 21 Carl Furillo, American Baseball player (b. 1922)
  • Jan 24 George Knudson, Canadian golfer (8 PGA Tour titles; Masters 1969 runner-up), dies of lung cancer at 51
  • Jan 29 Halina Konopacka, Polish discus thrower (Olympic gold 1928), dies at 88