Deaths in Sport on January 16

  • 1907 Alfred Shaw, cricketer (seven Tests for England 1877-82), dies at 64
  • 1971 Philippe Thys, Belgian cyclist (three times winner of Tour de France), dies at 81
  • 1982 Red Smith, American sports columnist (b. 1905)
  • 1993 Jón Páll Sigmarsson, Icelandic strength athlete (b. 1960)
  • 1996 Harry Potts, footballer/manager, dies at 75
  • 1997 Jim Kensil, NFL president (NY Jets), dies of heart failure at 66
  • 2002 Bobo Olson, American boxer (b. 1928)
  • 2007 Benny Parsons, American racecar driver and commentator (b. 1941)
  • 2009 Joe Erskine, American boxer and long distance runner (b. 1930)
  • 2013 Yevdokiya Mekshilo, Soviet skier (Olympic gold 1964), dies at 81
  • 2018 Jo Jo White, American basketballer (Olympic gold - 1968), dies of complications of dementia at 71