On This Day

Deaths in Sport on January 18

  • 1950 Horace Rice, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ship 1907), dies at 77
  • 1963 Johnnie Moyes, journalist and cricketer (S Aust batsman), dies
  • 1967 Barney Ross, welterweight Boxing Champ (1934), dies at 57
  • 1967 Reese "Goose" Tatum, basketballer (Harlem Globetrotters), dies at 45
  • 1976 Ad Verhoeven, soccer player (Xerxes/Sparta), dies in a car crash [or 1/17]
  • 1995 Ron Luciano, American baseball umpire in the American League (1969-79), dies at 57
  • 1997 Neville Crump, British racehorse trainer, dies at 86
  • 2002 Alex Hannum, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (1st ABA, NBA winning coach), dies at 78
  • 2008 Georgia Frontiere, American businesswoman and co-owner of the St. Louis Rams, dies at 80
  • 2016 Johnny Bach, American basketball player and coach, dies at 91
  • 2017 Roberta Peters, American operatic soprano (NY Met), dies at 86
  • 2017 Rachel Heyhoe Flint, English cricket batter and captain (22 Tests, 23 ODOs; captain winning England team in inaugural Women's World Cup 1973), businesswoman and philanthropist, dies at 77
  • 2019 Glen Wood, American auto racer, team owner (Wood Bros Racing), dies at 93
  • 2020 Mario Bergamaschi, Italian soccer midfielder (5 caps; Calcio Como, A.C. Milan, U.C. Sampdoria), dies at 91
  • 2020 Peter Mathebula, South African boxer (WBA flyweight title 1980-81), dies at 67