On This Day

Deaths in Sport on January 22

  • 1935 Horace Rawlins, English golfer (US Open 1895), dies at 60
  • 1949 Henry Slocum, American tennis player (US Nationals 1888-89), dies at 86
  • 1959 Mike Hawthorn, English auto racer (F1 world champion 1958), dies in road accident at 29
  • 1959 Elizabeth Moore, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1896, 1901, 03, 05), dies from congestive heart failure at 82
  • 1968 Duke Kahanamoku, American swimmer, surfer (Olympic gold 100m freestyle 1912, 20; 4x200m freestyle relay 1920), dies of a heart attack at 77
  • 1978 Herbert Sutcliffe, cricketer (54 Tests for England 4555 runs), dies
  • 1979 Ali Hassan Salameh, [Abu Hassan], killed by car bomb; believed to have helped mastermind massacre of 1972 Munich Olympics athletes
  • 1997 Ian Munro, British medical journalist, humanitarian and cricketer, dies at 73
  • 1998 C. P. "Chilla" Christ, Australian cricketer (Qld spinner late 30's), dies at 86
  • 2001 Tommie Agee, American baseball player (b. 1942)
  • 2002 John Shea, American 500m/1500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1932), dies at 91
  • 2005 César Gutiérrez, Venezuelan baseball player (b. 1943)
  • 2009 Billy Werber, American baseball player (Cincinnati Reds), dies at 100
  • 2012 Joe Paterno, American college hall of football coach (Penn State) and Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of 1986, dies from lung cancer at 85
  • 2018 James "Jimmy" Armfield, British former-footballer, manager and pundit (BBC Radio Five Live), dies at 82