Deaths in Sport on January 20

  • 1920 Georg Lurich, Estonian wrestler (b. 1876)
  • 1954 Fred Root, cricketer (England pace bowler in 3 Tests v Aus 1926), dies
  • 1954 Warren Bardsley, cricketer (41 Tests for Australia, 2469 runs), dies
  • 1982 Marc Demeyer, Belgian cyclist (Paris-Brus 1974), dies at 31[or 1/19]
  • 1983 Garrincha, Brazilian footballer (b. 1933)
  • 1984 Johnny Weissmuller [Peter Johann Weißmüller], Hungarian actor (Tarzan) and 100m swimmer (Olympic 5 gold-1924, 28), dies at 79
  • 1987 Tom Dollery, cricketer (4 Tests for Eng 1947-50), dies
  • 1991 Bill Riordon, US tennis promotor (Jimmy Connors), dies
  • 1994 Matt Busby, Scottish soccer coach (Manchester United), dies at 84
  • 2003 Bill Werbeniuk, Canadian snooker player (b. 1947)
  • 2004 Guinn Smith, American athlete (1948 Olympic gold medalist), dies of emphysema at 83
  • 2013 Freddie Williams, Welsh motorcycle speedway champion, dies at 86