Deaths in Sport on January 18

  • 1950 Horace Rice, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ship 1907), dies at 77
  • 1963 Johnnie Moyes, Australian journalist and cricketer (S Aust batsman), dies at 70
  • 1967 Reese "Goose" Tatum, basketballer (Harlem Globetrotters), dies at 45
  • 1976 Ad Verhoeven, Dutch soccer player (Xerxes/Sparta), dies in a car crash at 42 [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 [1]
  • 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 coach (Fordham Uni, Penn State Uni; NBA C'ship 1991-93 Chicago Bulls assistant coach), dies at 91
  • 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
  • 2017 Roberta Peters [Peterman], American operatic soprano (NY Metropolitan Opera, 1950-85), dies of Parkinson's disease at 86
  • 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
  • 2021 Don Sutton, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (MLB All-Star 1972, 73, 75, 77; MLB ERA leader 1980; LA Dodgers), dies from cancer at 75 [1]
  • 2022 Alberto Michelotti, Italian soccer referee (12 internationals; Serie A 1967-81; FIFA listed 1973-81), dies at 91
  • 2022 Francisco Gento, Spanish soccer winger (Spain 43 caps, Real Madrid 427 games) and manager (Grenada FC), dies at 88
  • 2022 Lusia Harris, American Basketball HOF center (AIAW C'ship & MVP 1975–77, Delta State University; Olympic silver 1976), dies at 66
  • 2022 Ron Franklin, American sportscaster (ESPN 1987-2011; ESPN College Football Primetime), dies at 79