On This Day

Deaths in Sport on January 12

  • 1910 Harry Staley, American baseball pitcher (MLB record 9 RBI 1893; record lasts 70+ years), dies at 43
  • 1942 George Francis, cricketer (WI Test fast-bowler, 23 wkts in 10), dies
  • 1944 Juliette Atkinson, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1895, 97-98), dies at 70
  • 1964 C R Browne, cricket leg-spinner (WI in 4 Tests, 6 wkts), dies
  • 1980 Hans Ebeling, cricketer (Vict stalwart, bowled for Aust 1934), dies
  • 1999 Doug Wickenheiser, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1961)
  • 2000 Bobby Phills, American basketball player (b. 1969)
  • 2001 Affirmed, American racehorse (b. 1975)
  • 2011 Clemar Bucci, Argentine racing driver, dies at 90
  • 2014 Gyula Torok, Hungarian Olympic Champion Boxer, dies at 75
  • 2018 Keith Jackson, American sportscaster (ABC Monday Night Football, college football), dies at 89
  • 2019 Bob Kuechenberg, American NFL guard (6-time Pro Bowl, Miami Dolphins), dies of a heart attack at 71