Deaths in Sport in 1994

  • Jan 5 Brian Johnston, cricketer (BBC radio commentator for 40 yrs), dies
  • Jan 5 Brian Johnston, British cricket commentator (BBC radio commentator & cake connoisseur), dies at 81
  • Jan 8 Harvey Haddix, pitcher (12 perfect inning game), dies at 68
  • Jan 10 Charles "Chub" Feeney, baseball pres (National League), dies at 72
  • Jan 17 Klaas Peereboom, Dutch sports reporter (Het Parool), dies at 77
  • Jan 17 Helen Stephens, American 100m runner and double Olympic champion, dies at 75
  • Jan 20 Matt Busby, Scottish soccer coach (Manchester United), dies at 84
  • Jan 29 Ulrike Maier, olympic skier, breaks neck during world cup skiing at 26
  • Feb 5 Fred de Bruyne, Flemish cyclist/gang leader (Paris-Nice), dies at 63
  • Feb 11 Antonio Martin, Spanish cyclist, dies in cycling accident at 23
  • Feb 19 Renske Vellinga, Dutch speed-skater, dies in auto-accident at 19
  • Feb 20 Manuel F "Garincha" dos Santos, soccer player (Brazil), dies at 49
  • Feb 25 Hugh Tayfield, cricketer (170 wickets for South Africa in 37 Tests), dies

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Feb 25 Jersey Joe Walcott, boxer, dies at 80

World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jersey Joe
  • Mar 3 Bob Crisp, cricketer (9 Tests for South Africa, 20 wickets at 37 35), dies
  • Mar 9 Eddie Creatchman, Canadian wrestler manager (b. 1928)
  • Apr 7 Albert Gu├░mundsson, Icelandic footballer and politician (b. 1923)
  • Apr 15 John Curry, English figure skater (Oly-gold-76), dies of AIDS at 44
  • Apr 30 Roland Ratzenberger, Austrian race car driver, dies in crash at 31
  • May 1 Ayrton Senna, Brazilian Grand prix driver, dies in crash at 34
  • May 12 Xenophon Balaskas, cricketer (9 Tests for South Africa, 22 wkts), dies
  • May 13 Duncan Hamilton, driver, dies at 74
  • May 19 Luis Ocana, Span cyclist (Tour de France 1973), commits suicide at 48
  • May 28 Julius Boros, pro golfer (US Open 1952), dies of heart attack at 74
  • May 30 Agostino Di Bartolomei, Italian footballer (b. 1955)
  • May 31 Doug Freeman, cricketer (2 Tests of leg-spin for NZ 1933), dies
  • Jun 3 Jack Cowie, cricketer (9 Tests for NZ, 45 wkts at 21 53), dies
  • Jun 20 Bram Koopmans, cyclist/coach, dies at 78
  • Jul 2 Andres Escobar, Colombia world cup soccer star, shot for losing to US

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Jul 3 Lewis Alan "Lew" Hoad, tennis star (Wimbledon 1953, 56), dies of a heart attack at 59

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Lew Hoad
  • Jul 9 Bill Mosienko, Ukrainian-Canadian National Hockey League player, dies at 72
  • Jul 10 Otto Bonsema, soccer star/trainer (GVAV, Veendam), dies at 84
  • Jul 12 Henk Terlingen, radio/TV-host (Sport in Image), dies at 52
  • Jul 16 Madzy Rollin Couquerque, tennis star/international hockey, dies at 91
  • Jul 17 Jean Borotra, [Flying Basque], Fr tennis star (Davis Cup), dies at 95
  • Jul 24 Wangila Napunyi, welterweight boxer (Olympic gold 1988), dies at 26
  • Jul 30 Theo van Scheltinga, skater, dies at 80
  • Aug 5 Amy Sacks, producer (ABC sports, Disney), dies of Lupus at 39
  • Aug 5 Terry Hibbitt, soccer star, dies at 47
  • Aug 10 Kay Petre, early racing driver, dies at 91
  • Aug 15 Simon R Naoli, Tanzanian marathoner, dies in an accident at 28
  • Aug 15 Wout Wagtmans, cyclist (Rome-Naples-Rome 1957), dies at 64
  • Aug 29 Gladys Marea Hartman, athletics Administrator, dies at 74
  • Sep 1 Wallis Mathias, cricketer (scored 783 in 21 Tests for Pakistan), dies
  • Sep 2 Detlef Macha, German DR cyclist (5x world champ), dies at 35
  • Sep 3 Billy Wright, English soccer player (World Champion 1950), dies at 70
  • Sep 8 Arthur Rex Alston, British sports commentator, dies at 93
  • Sep 8 Rex Alston, cricketer (distinguished BBC commentator), dies
  • Sep 17 Vitas Gerulaitis, Lithuanian American tennis star (Davis Cup 1979), dies of carbon monoxide poisoning at 40
  • Sep 23 Jerry Barber, American golfer (b. 1916)
  • Sep 29 Don Watson, race car driver, dies in an accident at 46
  • Oct 9 Fred Lebow, US founder of New York Marathon, dies of cancer
  • Oct 9 Raich Carter, footballer, dies at 80
  • Oct 15 Hannes Wustinger, Austrian race car driver, dies at 29
  • Oct 17 Augustus John "Gus" Risman, rugby League Player, dies at 83
  • Nov 12 Wilma Glodean Rudolph, US sprinter (Olympics-3 gold-60), dies at 54
  • Nov 16 David Rayner, cyclist, dies
  • Nov 22 Charles Fortune, South African cricket commentator, dies
  • Dec 1 Hugh Chilvers, Australian cricketer (151 wickets leg-spin for NSW 1928-37), dies at 92
  • Dec 7 J.C. Tremblay, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1939)
  • Dec 10 Alexander Wilson, Canadian athlete (b. 1905)
  • Dec 15 Mollie Doreen Phillips, British figure skater (Eur-bronze-33), dies at 87
  • Dec 27 Peter May, English cricketer (4537 runs-Eng 1951-61), dies at 64

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Dec 31 Woody Strode, African American football player and actor (Posse, Cotton Club, Vigilante, Scream), dies of lung cancer at 80

Actor and Sportsman Woody Strode
Actor and Sportsman
Woody Strode