Deaths in Sport on January 23

  • 1939 Matthias Sindelar, Austria soccer star, dies under mysterious circumstances at 35
  • 1947 Roy Park, Australian cricketer (prolific Victorian bat & official), dies at 54
  • 1956 Billy Evans, American Baseball HOF umpire (American League 1906-27; at age 22, youngest umpire in MLB history), dies from a stroke at 71
  • 1958 Nikolaos Georgantas, Greek discus thrower (b. 1880)
  • 1967 Holcombe Ward, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1904; President USLTA 1937-47), dies at 88
  • 1983 Fred Bakewell, English cricket batsman (6 Tests, top score 107; Northamptonshire), dies at 74
  • 2002 Paul Aars, American racecar driver (b. 1934)

Ernie Banks

2015 Ernie Banks, American Baseball HOF shortstop, 1st baseman (14 x MLB All Star; NL MVP 1958, 59; Chicago Cubs), dies of a heart attack at 83

  • 2016 Bobby Wanzer, American basketball guard (NBA All-Star 1952–56; Rochester Royals) and coach (NBA All-Star Game 1957), dies at 94
  • 2016 Jack Bannister, English cricket commentator (BBC; Talksport radio) and bowler (Warwickshire 1,198 wickets), dies at 85
  • 2016 Walt "No-Neck" Williams, American professional baseball player (White Sox), dies at 72
  • 2020 Alfred Körner, Austrian soccer striker (47 caps; Rapid Wien), dies at 93
  • 2020 Frank Froehling, American tennis player (US C'ships 1963 runner-up; doubles, mixed doubles 1965 runner-up), dies at 77
  • 2022 Keto Losaberidze, Georgian archer (Olympic gold USSR women's individual 1980; World C'ship gold team 1973, 81), dies at 72