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 Bill McLaren Scottish rugby commentator (b. 1923)
  • 2013 Anatoly Bannik, Ukranian chess master, dies at 91
  • 2013 Milt Bolling, American MLB shortstop, dies from complications from heart surgery at 82

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2013 Stan Musial, American MLB hall of famer, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 92

MLB Legend Stan Musial
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Stan Musial
  • 2013 Earl Weaver, American hall of fame MLB manager, dies from a heart attack at 82
  • 2014 Bert Williams, English footballer (Wolverhampton, 30 caps), dies at 93
  • 2020 Kazım Ayvaz, Turkish wrestler (Olympic gold lightweight 1964; World C'ship gold welterweight 1958; lightweight 1962), dies at 81