On This Day

Deaths in Sport in May 1989

  • May 5 Frank Easton, cricket wicket-keeper (NSW 1933-39), dies
  • May 14 Joe Primeau, Canadian NHL center (Toronto Maple Leafs), dies at 83
  • May 26 Don Revie, English footballer and soccer manager (Leeds and England), dies at 61
  • May 30 Zinka Milanov, Croatian soprano (Ljublama Opera 1927, NY Metropolitan Opera), dies of a stroke at 83
  • May 31 C L R James, cricket writer (distinguished Trinidadian), dies