On This Day

Deaths in Sport on December 30

Person of interestSonny Liston

1970 Sonny Liston, World heavyweight boxing champion (1962-64), dies at 38

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Sonny Liston
  • 2000 Lionel Hebert, American golfer (PGA Championship 1957), dies at 72
  • 2006 Michel Plasse, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1948)
  • 2015 Doug Atkins, NFL hall of famer (Browns, Bears, Saints), dies at 85
  • 2015 Howard Edward Davis Jr., boxer (Olympic silver 1976), dies at 59
  • 2019 Johnny Ward, English rugby league hooker (4 Tests Great Britain, 3 England; Castleford 262 games), dies at 78