On This Day

Deaths in Sport on December 15

  • 1939 Tom McKibbin, Australian cricketer (5 Tests for Aust 1895-1898, 17 wkts), dies at 69
  • 1961 William "Dummy" Hoy, professional baseball player, dies at 99
  • 1968 Jess Willard, Heavyweight boxing champ (1915-19), dies at 86
  • 1984 Jan Peerce [Jacob Pincus Perelmuth], American tenor (NY Metropolitan Opera, Bluebird of Happiness), dies at 80
  • 1991 Horatio Luro, American horse trainer (Decidedly, Northern Dancer), dies at 90
  • 1994 Mollie Doreen Phillips, British figure skater and judge (Olympics 1932,36), dies at 87
  • 2003 Keith Magnuson, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1947)
  • 2005 Stan Leonard, Canadian golfer (3 PGA Tour titles), dies of heart failure at 90
  • 2005 Darrell Russell, American football player, dies in a car crash at 29
  • 2006 Clay Regazzoni, Swiss Formula One driver, dies at 67
  • 2010 Bob Feller, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (AL Triple Crown 1940; 3 x no-hit games), dies from leukemia at 92
  • 2011 Andy Carey, third baseman for 1950s New York Yankees, dies at 80
  • 2020 Jean-Pierre Lux, French rugby union centre (42 caps; US Tyrosse, US Dax) and administrator (President European Rugby Cup 1999-2014), dies at 74