On This Day

Deaths in Sport in January 1991

  • Jan 3 Luke Appling, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop, (7-time MLB All Star; AL batting champion 1936, 43; Chicago White Sox), dies of abdominal aortic aneurysm at 83
  • Jan 7 Joe Hicks, baseball coach, dies of cancer at 64
  • Jan 20 Bill Riordon, American tennis promotor (Jimmy Connors), dies
  • Jan 25 Hoot Evers, American MLB player, dies at 69

Person of interestRed Grange

Jan 28 Harold "Red" Grange, football's galloping ghost, dies of Parkinson's disease at 87

NFL Legend Red Grange
NFL Legend
Red Grange