On This Day

Deaths in Sport in May 1995

  • May 5 Mikhail Botvinnik, Russian influential world chess champion, dies at 83
  • May 6 Noel Brotherston, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1956)
  • May 9 Percy Mansell, South African cricketer (355 runs in 13 Tests for South Africa), dies at 75
  • May 13 Robert Marley, Jamaican cricketer (WICBC pres 1971-74, Jamaican capt 1946), dies at 85
  • May 25 Krešimir Ćosić, Croatian basketball player, dies at 46
  • May 30 Bobby Stokes, English soccer star (Southampton), dies of pneumonia at 44
  • May 30 Ted Drake [Edward Joseph Drake], English footballer, dies at 82