Deaths in Sport on January 23

  • January
  • 1939 Matthias Sindelar, Austria soccer star, commits suicide
  • 1947 Roy Park, Australian cricketer (prolific Victorian bat & official), dies at 54
  • 1958 Nikolaos Georgantas, Greek discus thrower (b. 1880)
  • 1997 Laura "Dinky" Patterson, dies bungee jumping at Super Bowl rehearsal at 43
  • 2002 Paul Aars, American racecar driver (b. 1934)

Person of interestErnie Banks

2015 Ernie Banks, American baseball shortstop, 1st baseman and hall of famer known as "Mr Cub" as he played all 19 of his seasons with the Chicago Cubs, dies of a heart attack at 83

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • 2016 Jack Bannister, English cricketer (Warwickshire stalwart) and commentator (BBC), dies at 85
  • 2016 Bobby Wanzer, American professional basketball player and coach (Rochester Royals), dies at 94
  • 2016 Walt "No-Neck" Williams, American professional baseball player (White Sox), dies at 72