Deaths in Sport in January 2009

  • Jan 4 Giselle Salandy, Trinidad & Tobago female boxer (b. 1987)
  • Jan 10 Sidney Wood Jr, American tennis player (Wimbledon 1931), dies at 97
  • Jan 11 David Vine, British sports broadcaster (b. 1936)
  • Jan 16 Joe Erskine, American boxer and long distance runner (b. 1930)
  • Jan 19 José Torres, Puerto Rican boxer (world light-heavyweight champion), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • Jan 21 Pat Crawford, Australian cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1956), dies at 75
  • Jan 22 Billy Werber, American baseball player (b. 1908)
  • Jan 24 Reg Gutteridge, British Boxing Journalist (b. 1924)
  • Jan 29 Bill Frindall, English cricket scorer and statistician (b. 1939)
  • Jan 30 Ingemar Johansson, Swedish heavyweight professional boxing champion of the world (b. 1932)