Deaths in Sport on January 15

  • 1936 Henry Forster, cricket (Hants & Oxford U, Gov-Gen of Australia), dies
  • 1942 Mel Sheppard, American athlete (Olympic gold 800m, 1,500m, medley relay 1908; 4x400 metre relay 1912), dies at 58
  • 1964 George Duncan, Scottish golfer, course designer (British Open 1920), dies at 80
  • 1968 Bill Masterson, Canadian American NHL player, first to be fatally injured during a game (Jan 13), dies at 29
  • 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)
  • 2004 Gus Suhr, American baseball first baseman (1,435 MLB games Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies; only player to be sued by a fan injured after struck by a foul ball), dies at 98
  • 2007 David Vanole, American soccer player (b. 1963)
  • 2011 Nat Lofthouse, English Footballer (b. 1925)
  • 2013 (Jesús) "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
  • 2020 Bobby Brown, Scottish soccer goalkeeper (5 caps; Rangers, Falkirk) and manager (St Johnstone; Scottish national team 1967-71), dies at 96
  • 2021 Bruce Headley, American thoroughbred horse trainer and owner (Breeders' Cup Sprint 2000 Kona Gold), dies from a stroke at 86
  • 2021 Vicente Cantatore, Argentine soccer manager (Chile, Real Valladolid, Colo Colo, Real Betis, Sevilla, Sporting de Gijón), dies at 85
  • 2022 Ed Cheff, American College Baseball HOF coach (16 × NAIA World Series; Lewis–Clark State College 1977-2010), dies at 78
  • 2022 Joe B. Hall, American Basketball HOF coach (NCAA Division I C'ship 1978; University of Kentucky 1972-85), dies at 93
  • 2022 Ramazan Rragami, Albanian soccer midfielder (20 caps; KF Vllaznia) and manager (KF Vllaznia), dies at 77