Deaths in Sport on December 28

  • 1932 Jack Blackham, Australian cricket wicketkeeper (35 Tests, 4 x 50s, 61 dismissals; Victoria CA), dies at 78
  • 1932 Malcolm Whitman, American tennis player (US Nat C'ships 1898-1900), dies of suicide at 55
  • 1942 Alfred Flatow, German gymnast (Olympic gold 1896), dies at 73
  • 1949 Jack Lovelock, New Zealand athlete (Olympic gold 1,500m 1936), dies in rail accident at 39
  • 1972 Roy "Link" Lyman, American NFL player (Chicago Bears), dies at 74
  • 1980 Amir Elahi, Pakistani cricket spin bowler (1 Test India, 5 Tests Pakistan), at 72

Jimmy DemaretJimmy Demaret (1910-1983)

American golfer (US Masters 1940, 47, 50), dies of a heart attack at 73

  • 1992 Sal Maglie, American baseball pitcher (World Series 1954; MLB All Star 1951, 52; NY Giants; no-hitter 1956 Cleveland Indians), dies from bronchial pneumonia at 75
  • 1993 Joop Vervoort, Dutch soccer referee, dies at 61
  • 1997 George Fleming, cyclist, dies at 80
  • 2012 Emmanuel Scheffer, Israeli soccer coach (Israel 1968–70, 78–79; only World Cup appearance 1970), dies at 88
  • 2019 Carley Ann McCord, American sports reporter (Cox Sports TV; in-game host New Orleans Pelicans, New Orleans Saints), dies in a plane crash at 30
  • 2019 Vilhjálmur Einarsson, Icelandic athlete (Olympic silver triple-jump 1956; Iceland's first ever Olympic medal), dies at 85

John MaddenJohn Madden (1936-2021)

American Pro Football HOF coach (Oakland Raiders 1969-78; Super Bowl 1976) and sportscaster (16 x Emmy Award winner; CBS, FOX, ABC, NBC; Madden NFL video games), dies at 85 [1]

  • 2021 Nikolay Shirshov, Uzbekistani soccer defensive midfielder (64 caps; FC Pakhtakor Tashkent, FC Rostov), dies at 47