Deaths in Sport in 1990

  • Jan 1 Joe Hardstaff Jr., English cricketer (23 Tests for England, 1636 runs), dies at 78

Person of interestBronko Nagurski

Jan 7 Bronislau "Bronko" Nagurski, football hall of famer, dies at 81

Hall of Fame American Football Player Bronko Nagurski
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Bronko Nagurski
  • Jan 7 Horace Stoneham, baseball owner (Giants), dies at 86
  • Jan 7 Joseph Robbie, lawyer/NFL owner (Miami Dolphins), dies at 73
  • Jan 9 Spud Chandler, American baseball player (AL MVP 1943), dies at 82
  • Jan 26 Bob Gerard, British racing driver (b. 1914)
  • Feb 2 Joe Erskine, Welsh heavyweight boxer (British heavyweight champion 1956-58), dies at 56
  • Feb 14 Graeme Hole, cricketer (18 Tests for Australia, 789 runs), dies
  • Feb 17 Hap Day, Canadian ice hockey player and manager (b. 1901)
  • Feb 24 Tony Conigliaro, baseball player (Red Sox), dies of pneumonia at 45
  • Feb 26 Leslie Ames, cricketer (47 Tests, 2434 runs 8 centuries), dies
  • Feb 28 Colin Milburn, cricketer (9 Tests for England, 654 runs), dies
  • Feb 28 Tuppy Owen-Smith, South African cricketer (batsman v England 1929), dies
  • Mar 4 Hank Gathers, American basketball player (b. 1967)
  • Mar 11 Dean Horrix, English footballer (b. 1961)
  • Mar 15 Tom Harmon, American football player and announcer (LA Rams, CBS 1950-62), dies of a heart attack at 70

  • Mar 20 Jev Jasjin, Russian soccer goalie, dies at 60
  • Mar 20 Lev Yashin, Soviet footballer (b. 1929)
  • Mar 31 John Hawkes, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ship singles, doubles, mixed doubles 1926), dies at 90
  • Apr 11 Harold Ballard, Canadian ice hockey club owner and executive (b. 1903)
  • Apr 21 Johnny Beagley, winner of two 1942 World Series games, dies
  • May 22 Rocky Graziano, American boxer (Middleweight champ) and entertainer (Pantomime Quiz, Miami Undercover), dies of heart failure at 71
  • Jun 12 Glen Gorbous, Canadian MLB outfielder (record for longest throw of a regulation baseball [445' 10"]), dies at 59
  • Jun 18 Dennis Dyer, South African cricketer (scored 96 3 Tests for South Africa), dies at 76
  • Jul 8 Malcolm Hilton, English cricket slow left-arm (4 Tests), dies at 61
  • Jul 12 João Saldanha, Brazilian journalist and football manager, dies at 73
  • Jul 31 Albert Leduc, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1902)
  • Aug 9 Joe Mercer, English footballer (b. 1914)
  • Aug 31 Johnny Lindsay, cricketer (South African wicket-keeper 1947), dies
  • Aug 31 Nat (Sweetwater) Clifton, NY Knick, dies at 65 of a heart attack
  • Sep 6 Leonard Hutton, cricketer (79 Tests for England, 6971 runs), dies
  • Oct 4 Avis Bunnage, British actress (Rising Damp, Coronation Street), dies at 67
  • Oct 7 John "Cat" Thompson, basketball hall of famer, dies at 84
  • Oct 10 Dick Jorgensen, NFL referee, dies at 56
  • Oct 19 Lew Worsham, American golfer (US Open 1947; Ryder Cup 1947), dies at 73
  • Nov 11 Attilio Demaría, Argentinian footballer (b. 1909)
  • Nov 15 Alydar, American racehorse (b. 1975)
  • Nov 23 Bo Diaz, catcher, crushed to death by a satellite dish at 37
  • Nov 24 Juan Manuel Bordeu, Argentine racing driver (b. 1934)
  • Nov 25 Bill Vukovich, Indie 500 driver, dies in crash at 27
  • Dec 6 Bob Hamilton, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1944), dies at 74

Person of interestAlice Marble

Dec 13 Alice Marble, California, tennis star, dies at 77

Tennis Champion Alice Marble
Tennis Champion
Alice Marble
  • Dec 23 Frank King, West Indian cricketer (WI fast bowler played 14 Tests 1953-56), dies at 64
  • Dec 31 George Allen, US football coach (LA Rams, Wash Redskins), dies