Deaths in Sport on December 16

  • 1940 Billy Hamilton, American baseball player (b. 1866)
  • 1944 Don Meyer Basketball coach Northern State, Lipscomb, and Hamline
  • 1973 Syd Barnes, cricketer (13 Tests for Australia 1938-48), dies
  • 1984 Debs Garms, American baseball player, dies at 77
  • 1985 Dick Pollard, cricketer (England fast-medium bowler 1946-48), dies
  • 1985 Merv Waite, cricketer (2 Tests for Aust 1938, 1 wkt avg 190), dies
  • 1988 H "Stork" Hendry, cricketer (11 Tests for Australia 1921-29), dies
  • 1989 Oscar Alfredo Gálvez, Argentine racing driver (b. 1913)
  • 1992 Rinus Terlouw, Dutch soccer player/trainer (Sparta), dies
  • 2004 Ted Abernathy, American baseball player (b. 1933)
  • 2014 Ernie Terrell, American boxer (WBA champ 1965-7), dies at 75