Deaths in Sport on December 23

  • 1913 Bonnor Middleton, South African cricket fast bowler (6 Tests, 24 wickets; Western Province), dies at 48
  • 1955 Len Braund, English cricket all-rounder (23 Tests, 3 x 100, 47 wickets; Surrey CCC, Somerset CCC), dies at 80
  • 1973 Arthur Richardson, Australian cricketer (9 Tests 1924-26), dies at 85
  • 1990 Frank King, West Indian cricketer (WI fast bowler played 14 Tests 1953-56), dies at 64
  • 1990 Wendell Scott, American auto racer (first black driver to win a race at NASCAR's premier level [Jacksonville 200 1963]), dies from spinal cancer at 69
  • 1992 Cyril Walters, Welsh cricketer (11 Tests for England, 784 runs), dies at 87
  • 1995 Gabrielle Keiller, Scottish art collector, golfer, archaeological photographer, dies at 87
  • 1997 Keith Bentley, English international racing cyclist, dies at 72
  • 2005 Lajos Baróti, Hungarian soccer defender (2 caps; Szegedi AK, Győri ETO) and manager (Hungary 1957-66, 75-78), dies at 91
  • 2005 Norman D. Vaughan, American polar explorer and dogsled driver (b. 1905)
  • 2006 Johnny Vincent, English footballer for Birmingham City and Middlesbrough (b. 1947)
  • 2009 Irvine Shillingford, West Indian cricketer (4 Tests for WI), dies at 65
  • 2019 Alan Harrington, Welsh soccer defender (11 caps; Cardiff City 348 games), dies at 86
  • 2019 Duncan MacKay, Scottish soccer defender (14 caps; Celtic 162 games), dies at 82
  • 2021 Bob McCammon, Canadian ice hockey coach (Philadelphia Fllyers 1978-84, Vancouver Canucks 1987-91), dies at 80