Deaths in Sport on January 1

  • 1923 Willie Keeler, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (highest career AB-per-strikeout ratio in MLB history), dies of tuberculosis at 50
  • 1944 C T B Turner, cricket (17 Tests 1886-95, 101 wkt All time great), dies
  • 1944 Charles Turner, Australian cricketer (b. 1862)
  • 1949 Malcolm Campbell, English cyclist (world speed-record), dies at 63
  • 1964 Alf Hall, cricketer (South African lefty quick took 40 wkts in 7 Tests), dies
  • 1967 Maurice Leyland, cricketer (41 Tests for England, 2764 runs), dies
  • 1969 Bruno Söderström, Swedish athlete (b. 1888)
  • 1980 Frank Clifford Wykoff, sprinter (Olympic gold 1928, 32, 36), dies at 70
  • 1986 Alfredo Binda, Italian cyclist (b. 1902)
  • 1986 Bruce Norris, American hockey executive (Detroit Red Wings) (b. 1924)
  • 1990 Joe Hardstaff Jr., English cricketer (23 Tests for England, 1636 runs), dies at 78
  • 1997 Graham Kersey, cricket wicket keeper, dies in car crash
  • 1997 John Burgess, rugby administrator, dies at 71

Person of interestHelen Wills Moody

1998 Helen Wills Moody, American tennis player (19 Grand Slam titles), dies of natural causes at 92

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • 2007 Ernie Koy, American baseball player (b. 1909)
  • 2007 Darrent Williams, American football player (b. 1982)
  • 2012 Gary Ablett, English footballer and manager, dies of non-Hodgkins Lymphoma at 46
  • 2012 Bob Anderson, English Olympic fencer and renowned film fight choreographer, dies at 90