On This Day

Deaths in Sport on January 19

  • 1921 William Gunn, English cricket batsman (11 Tests) and soccer winger (2 caps), dies at 62
  • 1939 Cliff Heathcote, American baseball player (b. 1898)
  • 1964 Joe Weatherly, American auto racer (NASCAR Sprint Cup champion 1962-63), dies of head injuries in race crash at 41
  • 1964 Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist who twice won the Tour de France (1919, 1922), dies at 77
  • 1968 Ray Harroun, American race car driver (b. 1879)
  • 1984 Max Bentley, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Hart Trophy 1946; Chicago Blackhawks), dies at 63
  • 1993 Chris Street, basketball player, dies at 20
  • 1999 Ivan Francescato, Italian rugby union footballer (b. 1967)
  • 2004 David Hookes, Australian cricketer and coach, dies at 48
  • 2006 Geoff Rabone, New Zealand cricket all-rounder, captain (NZ 12 Tests @ 31.22, 16 wickets), dies at 84
  • 2008 Don Wittman, Canadian sportscaster for CBC (b. 1936)
  • 2009 José Torres, Puerto Rican boxer (world light-heavyweight champion), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • 2010 Panajot Pano, Albanian football star known as the "The little Puskás", dies of a heart attack at 70
  • 2010 Bill McLaren, Scottish rugby commentator known as "the voice of rugby", dies at 86
  • 2013 Anatoly Bannik, Ukrainian chess master, dies at 91

Person of interestStan Musial

2013 Stan Musial, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (24 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1942, 44, 46; NL MVP 1943, 46, 48; 7 × NL batting champion; St Louis Cardinals), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 92

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 2013 Earl Weaver, American hall of fame MLB manager, dies from a heart attack at 82
  • 2014 Bert Williams MBE, English soccer goalkeeper (24 caps; Wolverhampton Wanderers 381 games), dies at 93
  • 2020 Kazım Ayvaz, Turkish wrestler (Olympic gold lightweight 1964; World C'ship gold welterweight 1958; lightweight 1962), dies at 81