On This Day

Deaths in Sport on December 19

  • 1930 Johnny Douglas, English cricket all-rounder, boxer (23 Tests; Olympic gold middleweight 1908), dies of drowning at 48
  • 1952 Harry Makepeace, English cricketer (4 Tests for England v Australia 1920-21), dies at 71
  • 1999 Hemchandra Tukaram "Bal" Dani, Indian cricketer (Test Ind v Pak, 1-19, ct 1, DNB), dies at 66
  • 2002 Arthur Rowley, English footballer. (b. 1926)
  • 2002 Will Hoy, English auto racer (British Touring Car C'ship 1991), dies from a brain tumour at 50
  • 2008 Dock Ellis, American baseball pitcher (b. 1945)
  • 2012 Larry Morris, American NFL player, dies at 79
  • 2017 Mamie "Peanut" Johnson, American professional baseball player at 1st female pitcher to play in the Negro Leagues, dies from heart complications at 82
  • 2019 Saoul Mamby, American boxer (WBC super lightweight title 1980-82), dies at 72
  • 2019 Shahdon Winchester, Trinidadian soccer winger (27 caps; MurciĆ©lagos), dies in a traffic collision at 27