On This Day

Deaths in Sport on December 3

  • 1765 Lord John Sackville, British cricketer (patron of Kent), dies at 52
  • 1890 Billy Midwinter, English-Australian cricket all-rounder (8 Tests Australia, 4 England), dies of insanity at 39
  • 1961 Pat O'Hara Wood, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ship 1920, 23), dies at 70
  • 1964 George Brown, English cricket wicketkeeper/batsman (7 Tests; Hampshire), dies at 77
  • 1972 Mike Brady, American golfer (US Open 1911, 19 runner-up; 9 PGA Tour titles), dies at 85
  • 1979 Dhyan Chand, Indian field hockey player (Olympic gold 1928, 1932, 1936; birthday 29/8 celebrated as India's National Sports Day), dies at 74
  • 1982 Dutch Meyer, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (National C'ship 1935, 38; TCU), dies at 84
  • 1983 Al Watrous, American golfer (British Open 1926 runner-up), dies at 84
  • 1989 Fernando Martín, Spanish basketball center (first Spaniard in NBA 1986, Portland Trail Blazers; FIBA Club World Cup 1981, Real Madrid), dies in a car accident at 27
  • 1998 Ed Widseth, American College Football Hall of Fame tackle (University of Minnesota; Pro Bowl 1938; NY Giants), dies at 88
  • 1999 Horst Mahseli, Polish soccer striker (9 caps; Legia Warsaw), dies at 65
  • 2006 Len Sutton, American auto racer and broadcaster (Indianapolis 500 1962 runner-up), dies from cancer at 81
  • 2011 Sam Loxton, Australian cricket batsman (12 Tests, top score 101; National team selector 1970-81), dies at 90
  • 2015 Eevi Huttunen, Finnish speed skater (8 World C'ship gold 1951-59), dies at 93