Deaths in Sport on January 14

  • 1947 Bill Hewitt, American Pro Football HOF end (4 × First-team All-Pro; Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles; one last players to not wear a helmet), dies in a car crash at 37
  • 1966 Bill Carr, American athlete (Olympic gold 400m, 4 x 400m 1932), dies at 56
  • 1970 John J "Johnny" Murphy, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), dies at 61
  • 1978 Harold Abrahams, British athlete (Olympic gold 100m, silver 4x100m 1924; depicted in film "Chariots of Fire"), dies at 78

Ray Kroc

1984 Ray Kroc, American fast food entrepreneur (McDonald's) and owner of baseball's San Diego Padres, dies of heart failure at 81

  • 1996 Jacques-Baptiste LeBrun, French finn yachtsman (Olympic gold 1932), dies at 85
  • 2006 Mark Philo, English footballer, dies in a car crash at 21
  • 2013 Giorgio Alverà, Italian bobsledder (World C'ship gold Two-man 1975), dies at 69
  • 2018 Daniel "Dan" Gurney, American race-car driver, coach and team owner (All American Racers), dies from complications of pneumonia at 86