Deaths in Sport in 1993

  • Jan 3 Johnny Most, American sports announcer (b. 1923)
  • Jan 4 Daniel H Craven, South African rugby coach, dies
  • Jan 9 Alois Brunner, German/Syrian commandant of KZ-Lower Drancy, dies
  • Jan 15 Henry Iba, basketball coach, dies at 88
  • Jan 16 Jón Páll Sigmarsson, Icelandic strength athlete (b. 1960)
  • Jan 17 Ger ter Horst, Dutch soccer trainer (Sparta), dies
  • Jan 19 Chris Street, basketball player, dies at 20
  • Jan 22 Charlie Gehringer, baseball player, dies at 89

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Jan 27 André the Giant, WWF wrestler, dies of congestive heart failure at 49

Professional Wrestler André the Giant
Professional Wrestler
André the Giant
  • Feb 5 Jack Young, cricketer (8 Tests for England 1947-49, 17 wickets), dies

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Feb 6 Arthur Ashe, tennis star (Wimbledon 1975), dies of AIDS at 49

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • Feb 11 Oksana Kostina, Russian gymnist, dies in an auto accident
  • Feb 17 Leslie Townsend, cricket all-rounder (England in 4 Tests 1930-34), dies
  • Feb 24 Bobby Moore, English soccer team capt (World champs 1966), dies
  • Feb 24 Danny Gallivan, Canadian radio and television sportscaster (b. 1917)
  • Mar 7 Tony Harris, South African cricketer (8 Tests for South Africa 1947-49, 100 runs) and rugby union player (Springbok), dies at 76
  • Mar 11 Dino Bravo, wrestler (WWF), shot to death at 44
  • Mar 22 Cec Pepper, cricketer (NSW & Commonwealth XI leggie), dies
  • Mar 22 Steve Olin, pitcher (Cleve Indians), drowns at 27
  • Mar 22 Tim Crews, pitcher (Cleve Indians), drowns at 31
  • Mar 26 Roy Riegels, University of California football player who ran wrong way, dies at 84
  • Apr 1 Alan Kulwicki, stock car racer, dies in plane crash at 38
  • Apr 1 Wayne Mack, sportscaster/actor (Storyville), dies of cancer at 68
  • Apr 2 Klaas Schenk, Dutch speed skater, coach and father of Ard, dies at 86
  • Apr 7 S C (Billy) Griffith, cricketer (England 1948-49, MCC sect), dies
  • Apr 15 H H "Bull" Alexander, cricketer (Test for Aust 1933, avg 154), dies
  • Apr 21 Hal Schumacher, baseball pitcher, dies at 82
  • Apr 22 Mark Koenig, baseball shortstop (NY Yankees), dies at 88
  • Apr 28 Jim Valvano, basketball coach (NC State), dies of cancer at 47
  • Apr 30 David Waymer, NFLer (Saints, 49'ers, Raiders), dies at 34
  • Apr 30 Eric Rowan, cricketer (26 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • Apr 30 Tommy Caton, English footballer (b. 1962)
  • May 13 Evert "Eef" Dolman, Dutch cyclist (Olympic gold 1964), dies at 47
  • May 19 S W Sohoni, cricketer (4 Tests for India), dies
  • May 28 Charles Barnett, cricketer (20 Tests for England), dies
  • May 29 Billy Conn, American boxer, dies of pneumonia at 75
  • Jun 2 Johnny Mize, baseball player, dies at 80
  • Jun 7 Drazen Petrovic, NBA player (NJ Nets), dies in auto-accident at 28
  • Jun 13 Gérard Côté, Canadian runner (b. 1913)
  • Jun 16 Lindsay Hassett, Australian cricketer (3073 runs in Tests), dies at 79

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Jun 26 Roy Campanella, 3xMVP catcher (Dodgers), dies of a heart attack at 71

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • Jul 3 Don Drysdale, American Major League Baseball player, dies of a heart attack at 56
  • Jul 11 Denis Tomlinson, South African cricket leg-spinner, dies
  • Jul 23 James Jordan, father of NBA star Michael Jordan, found dead near McColl, South Carolina
  • Jul 27 Reggie Lewis, NBA star (Boston Celtics), dies of heart failure at 27
  • Aug 1 Ewing Kaufman, founder/owner (KC Royals), dies of lung cancer at 76
  • Aug 24 Professor D B Deodhar, cricketer (Ind non-Test bat o 30s), dies at 101
  • Sep 8 Lorin "Whitey" Harrison, surfer, dies of a heart attack at 80
  • Sep 20 Loan Volkerijk, Dutch baseball coach (ADO), dies at 65
  • Oct 4 Jim Holton, Scottish footballer (b. 1951)
  • Oct 9 C R Rangachari, cricketer (4 Tests for India), dies
  • Oct 9 Geert de Vlaeminck, Belgian champion cyclist, dies at 26
  • Oct 12 Tofik Bakhramov, Russian footballer (b. 1926)
  • Oct 14 Bertie Clarke, cricketer (6 wkts for WI in 1939), dies
  • Oct 19 Bert Schoofs, table tennis star, dies at 48
  • Oct 21 Irving Torgoff, US baseball player (Detroit Tigers), dies at 75
  • Oct 29 George Pope, cricketer (one Test for England, 8 runs not out), dies
  • Oct 29 Roger Turner, American figure skater (7x US National Champion), dies at 92
  • Nov 1 George Sheehan, cardiologist/marathoner, dies of prostate cancer at 74
  • Nov 4 Cliff Young, pitcher (Cleveland Indians), dies in car accident at 29
  • Nov 12 Bill Dickey, American Hall of Fame baseball catcher (NY Yankees, 1928-46) and manager, dies at 86
  • Nov 15 Theo Huizenaar, Dutch boxing trainer (Bep van Klaveren), dies at 93
  • Nov 20 Heather Farr, golfer, dies of cancer at 28
  • Dec 9 Danny Blanchflower, North Ireland soccer/union coach, dies at 67
  • Dec 28 Joop Vervoort, Dutch soccer referee, dies at 61