On This Day

Deaths in Sport on December 23

  • 1913 James Middleton, cricketer (24 wkt of lefty pace S Af 1895-1903), dies
  • 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
  • 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, international racing cyclist, dies at 72
  • 2005 Norman D. Vaughan, American polar explorer and dogsled driver (b. 1905)
  • 2005 Lajos BarĂ³ti, Hungarian footballer and coach (b. 1914)
  • 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