On This Day

Deaths in Sport in May 1996

  • May 2 Peter John Swales, football club chairman, dies at 63
  • May 3 Tim Gullikson, American tennis player and coach (Pete Sampras coach 1992-95), dies of cancer at 45
  • May 5 Beryl Burton, cyclist, dies at 58
  • May 11 Ademir de Menezes, Brazilian footballer (Brazil national team 1945-53), dies at 73
  • May 14 Sritharan Jeganathan, cricketer, 1st Sri Lankan Test player to die
  • May 17 Rusi Modi, Indian cricketer (736 runs 10 post-war Tests for India), dies at 71
  • May 17 Scott Brayton, American auto racer (4 x top 10 finishes Indianapolis 500; 2 x pole), dies in a practice accident at 37
  • May 17 Willi Daume, German olympic organiser, dies at 82
  • May 18 Simon Weinstock, English businessman & racehorse owner, dies at 44
  • May 19 Giovanni "John" Beradino, American MLB infielder (St. Louis Browns, Cleveland Indians) and actor (General Hospital), dies from pancreatic cancer at 79
  • May 26 Mike Sharperson, American baseball infielder (MLB All Star 1992; World Series 1988, 95), dies in a car crash at 34