Deaths in Sport in 2004

  • Jan 1 Harold Henning, South African golfer (2 PGA Tour titles), dies at 69
  • Jan 3 Leon Wagner, American baseball player (b. 1934)
  • Jan 5 Tug McGraw, American baseball player and father of Tim McGraw, dies at 59
  • Jan 6 Charles Dumas, American athlete (b. 1937)
  • Jan 9 Yinka Dare, Nigerian NBA center (NJ Nets), dies at 31
  • Jan 17 Harry Brecheen, American baseball player (b. 1914)
  • Jan 19 David Hookes, Australian cricketer and coach, dies at 48
  • Jan 20 Guinn Smith, American athlete (1948 Olympic gold medalist), dies of emphysema at 83
  • Jan 24 Leônidas da Silva, Brazilian footballer (b. 1913)
  • Jan 25 Francina "Fanny" Blankers-Koen, Dutch track & field athlete (4 x Olympic gold 1948), dies at 85
  • Jan 25 Miklós Fehér, Hungarian footballer (b. 1979)
  • Jan 26 Fred Haas, American golfer (5 PGA Tour titles; Ryder Cup 1953), dies at 88
  • Jan 28 Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch, American NFL halfback and end (LA Rams), dies at 80
  • Jan 31 Eleanor Holm, American swimmer (b. 1913)
  • Feb 2 Róbert Zimonyi, Hungarian-American rowing coxswain (Olympic gold 1964), dies at 85
  • Feb 14 Marco Pantani, Italian cyclist (Tour de France 1998), dies of acute cocaine poisoning at 34

  • Feb 17 Shirley Strickland de la Hunty, Australian 100m dash (Olympic bronze 1948), dies at 78
  • Feb 21 John Charles, Welsh footballer (b. 1931)
  • Feb 22 Andy Seminick, American baseball player (b. 1920)
  • Feb 22 Roque Máspoli, Uruguayan footballer (b. 1917)
  • Feb 23 Carl Liscombe, Canadian hockey player (b. 1915)
  • Mar 2 Marge Schott, American MLB owner (Cincinnati Reds), dies of pneumonia at 75
  • Mar 2 Cormac McAnallen, Northern Irish Gaelic footballer (b. 1980)
  • Mar 8 Frank Mooney, New Zealand cricketer (dependable wicket-keeper for NZ in 13 Tests), dies at 82
  • Apr 4 Alberic Schotte, Belgian cyclist, dies at 84
  • Apr 8 Enda Colleran, Gaelic footballer (b. 1941)
  • Apr 8 Frank Chamberlain, English cricketer and CEO (Test & County Cricket Board), dies at 78
  • Apr 13 Lou Berberet, American baseball player (b. 1929)
  • Apr 22 Pat Tillman, American football player and U.S. Army Ranger killed in action at 27
  • Apr 29 Sid Smith, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1925)
  • May 3 Ken Downing, British racing driver, dies at 86
  • May 3 Darrell Johnson, American baseball player, dies at 75
  • May 11 Mick Doyle, Irish rugby union footballer and coach
  • May 22 Mikhail Voronin, Russian and Soviet gymnast (1968 Olympics: 7 medals including 2 gold, 1972 Olympics: 2 silver medals), dies at 59
  • Jun 8 Mack Jones, American baseball player, dies at 65
  • Jun 9 Rosey Brown, American football player (b. 1932)
  • Jun 13 Ralph Wiley, American sports journalist and writer, dies at 52
  • Jun 17 Gerry McNeil, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 78
  • Jun 27 Darrell Russell, American race car driver (b. 1968)
  • Jul 5 Rodger Ward, American race car driver (b. 1921)
  • Aug 14 Eric Petrie, New Zealand cricketer (NZ wicketkeeper of the late 1950's), dies at 77

  • Aug 16 Ivan Hlinka, Czech ice hockey coach (b. 1950)
  • Aug 16 Robert Quiroga, American boxer (b. 1969)
  • Aug 22 Konstantin Aseev, Russian chess player (b. 1960)
  • Aug 27 Willie Crawford, American baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers), dies at 57
  • Sep 4 Alphonso Ford, American basketball player, dies at 32
  • Sep 4 Moe Norman, Canadian golfer (Canadian Golf Hall of Fame), dies from congestive heart failure at 75
  • Sep 7 Bob Boyd, American baseball player (b. 1925)
  • Sep 20 Brian Clough, English footballer and football manager (b. 1935)
  • Sep 23 Billy Reay, Canadian ice hockey player and coach, dies at 86
  • Sep 28 Christl Cranz, German alpine skier (combined gold Winter Olympics 1936), dies at 90
  • Sep 29 Richard Sainct, French motorcycle rally rider, dies in a crash at 44
  • Oct 3 John Cerutti, baseball player and announcer (b. 1960)
  • Oct 10 Ken Caminiti, American baseball player (b. 1963)
  • Oct 11 Keith Miller, Australian sportsman (b. 1919)
  • Oct 20 Chuck Hiller, American baseball player (b. 1934)
  • Oct 23 Robert Merrill [Moishe Miller], American operatic baritone and actor (NY Metropolitan Opera), dies at 87
  • Oct 24 Ricky Hendrick, American NASCAR driver and owner, dies in plane crash at 24
  • Oct 26 Bobby Avila, Major League Baseball player (b. 1924)
  • Oct 27 Serginho, Brazilian footballer (b. 1974)
  • Oct 28 Jimmy McLarnin, Northern Irish-born boxer (b. 1907)
  • Nov 2 Gerrie Knetemann, Dutch cyclist (b. 1951)
  • Nov 3 Sergei Zholtok, Latvian hockey player (b. 1972)
  • Nov 6 Johnny Warren, Australian soccer player (b. 1943)
  • Nov 8 Eddie Charlton, Australian snooker player, dies at 75
  • Nov 8 Chandler Harper, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1950), dies of pneumonia at 90
  • Nov 17 Mikael Ljungberg, Swedish wrestler (Olympic gold 2000), dies at 34
  • Nov 17 Alexander Ragulin, Russian ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72), dies at 63
  • Nov 29 Harry Danning, American baseball player, dies at 93
  • Dec 11 Arthur Lydiard, New Zealand running coach, dies at 87
  • Dec 11 José Luis Cuciuffo, Argentinian footballer (b. 1962)
  • Dec 13 Andre Rodgers, Bahamian baseball player (b. 1934)
  • Dec 14 Rod Kanehl, American baseball player (b. 1934)
  • Dec 16 Ted Abernathy, American baseball player (b. 1933)
  • Dec 22 Doug Ault, American baseball player (b. 1950)
  • Dec 24 Johnny Oates, baseball player and manager (b. 1946)

Person of interestReggie White

Dec 26 Reggie White, American football player, dies at 43

NFL Legend Reggie White
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  • Dec 29 Ken Burkhart, American baseball player (b. 1915)