Deaths in Sport on January 15

  • 1936 Henry Forster, cricket (Hants & Oxford U, Gov-Gen of Australia), dies
  • 1942 Melvin Winfield Sheppard, runner (Olympic gold 1908, 12), dies at 58
  • 1964 George Duncan, Scottish golfer (British Open 1920), dies at 80
  • 1968 Bill Masterson, 1st NHLer fatally injured during a game (Jan 13), dies
  • 1968 Bill Masterton, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1938)
  • 1982 Red Smith, American sportscaster and columnist (Pulitzer 1976, Fight Talk), dies at 76
  • 1986 James H "Jim" Crowley, US football player (Notre Dame), dies at 83
  • 1989 Wilf Slack, English cricketer, dies while playing cricket in Gambia at 34
  • 1993 Henry Iba, basketball coach, dies at 88
  • 2002 Steve Gromek, American baseball player (b. 1920)
  • 2007 David Vanole, American soccer player (b. 1963)
  • 2011 Nat Lofthouse, English Footballer (b. 1925)
  • 2013 Chucho Castillo, Mexican bantamweight boxer (WBA, WBC, 1970), dies from a heart attack at 68
  • 2018 Cyrille Regis, English former footballer, dies of a heart attack at 59