On This Day

Deaths in Sport on January 10

  • 1935 Charlie McGahey, Australian cricketer (MCC tour of Aus 1901-02 cured his TB), dies

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1935 Edwin Flack, Australian athlete, (Olympic gold 800m, 1500m 1896), dies at 61

  • 1936 Charles Wright, English cricket wicketkeeper (3 Tests, 1 x 50; Cambridge Uni CC, Nottinghamshire CCC), dies at 72
  • 1959 Colin Gregory, English tennis player (Australian C'ship 1929, chairman All-England Club, Wimbledon), dies at 55
  • 1960 Jack Laviolette, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 80
  • 1966 Fen Cresswell, New Zealand cricket slow bower (3 Tests, 13 wickets; Wellington, Central Districts), dies from suicide at 50
  • 1980 Bo Rein, American college football coach (b. 1945)
  • 1987 Håkan Malmrot, Swedish swimmer (Olympic gold 200m & 400m breaststroke 1920), dies at 86
  • 1992 Roberto Bonomi, Argentine racing driver (b. 1919)
  • 1994 Charles "Chub" Feeney, baseball pres (National League), dies at 72
  • 1996 Arthur Sydney Martin, spycatcher, dies at 81
  • 1997 George Young, Scottish football player, dies at 74
  • 2005 Kalevi Hämäläinen, Finnish cross country skier (b. 1932)
  • 2005 Jack Horner, American sports journalist (b. 1912)
  • 2005 Tommy Fine, American baseball player, dies at 90
  • 2008 Christopher Bowman, American figure skater (b. 1967)
  • 2009 Sidney Wood Jr, American tennis player (Wimbledon 1931), dies at 97
  • 2011 Cookie Gilchrist, American football fullback (AFL All Star 1962-65; AFL MVP 1962; CFL All Star 1956-60), dies of chronic traumatic encephalopathy at 75
  • 2020 Guido Messina, Italian road and track cyclist (World C'ship gold individual 4000m pursuit 1948, 53, 54, 55, 56; Olympic gold team 1952), dies at 89
  • 2020 Petko Petkov, Bulgarian soccer forward (33 caps; Beroe Stara Zagora, Austria Wien), dies at 73
  • 2021 Hubert Auriol, French off-road motorcyclist and auto racer (Dakar Rally 1981, 83, 92), dies from COVID-19 at 68
  • 2021 Dee Rowe, American college basketball coach (UConn Huskies men's team 1969-76; 103–78 [.569]), dies at 91
  • 2021 Donald Smith, English cricket batsman (3 Tests; Sussex), dies at 97
  • 2022 Alfred Gager, Austrian soccer midfielder (6 caps; Austria Wien, FC Wacker Wien), dies at 79
  • 2022 Don Maynard, American Pro Football HOF wide receiver (Super Bowl 1969; First-team All-AFL 1968, 69; AFL All-Star 1965, 67–69; NY Titans/Jets), dies at 86