On This Day

Deaths in Sport on February 7

  • 1911 Harry Graham, Australian cricketer (6 Test for Australia 1893-96, 301 runs), dies at 40
  • 1940 Francis Ford, cricketer (5 Tests for England v Australia 1894-95), dies
  • 1942 Dorando di Desiderio Pietri, marathoner (Olympic gold 1908), dies at 56
  • 1952 Pete Henry, American NFL tackle (Canton, NY Giants, Pottsville), dies at 54
  • 1959 Napoleon Lajorie, baseball player, dies at 83
  • 1962 Arthur Carr, cricketer (11 Tests for Eng 22-29), dies shovelling snow
  • 1963 Learco Guerra, Italian road racing cyclist, dies at 60
  • 1964 Lillian Copeland, US discus thrower (Olympic gold 1932), dies at 59
  • 1979 Warren Giles, American baseball National League president, dies at 82
  • 1985 Uday Merchant, cricket (bro of Vijay, prolific scorer), dies
  • 1992 Buzz Sawyer, wrestler (b. 1959)
  • 2002 Jack Fairman, British racing driver (b. 1913)
  • 2005 Bob Turner, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1934)
  • 2006 Shujauddin Butt, Pakistani cricketer (batted in 19 Tests for Pakistan 1954-62), dies at 75
  • 2009 Betty Jameson, American golfer (US Open 1947, Western Open 1942, 54), dies at 89
  • 2015 Billy Casper, American golfer (US Open 1959, 66; US Masters 1970), dies of a heart attack at 83
  • 2015 Dean Smith, American actor & relay runner (Olympic gold 1952), dies at 83
  • 2019 Frank Robinson, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder, manager (MVP 1961-NL 1966-AL), dies of bone cancer at 83