Deaths in Sport on January 25

  • 1907 René Pottier, French racing cyclist, dies at 27
  • 1908 Mikhail Chigorin, Russian chess player (b. 1850)
  • 1917 Edwin Tyler, cricketer (slow-lefty played once for England 1896), dies
  • 1963 Wilson Kettle, Nfld, dies at 102, leaving 582 living descendents
  • 1978 Tango Duke, dies in Australia at 42; oldest known thoroughbred horse
  • 1986 Horace Smith, cricketer (1 Test NZ v Eng 1933, one wkt at 113), dies
  • 2002 Winston Place, English cricketer (England opener in West Indies 1948), dies at 87
  • 2004 Francina "Fanny" Blankers-Koen, Dutch track & field athlete (4 x Olympic gold 1948), dies at 85
  • 2004 Miklós Fehér, Hungarian footballer (b. 1979)
  • 2005 Nettie Witziers-Timmer, Dutch athlete (b. 1923)
  • 2015 Bill Monbouquette, American MLB pitcher (3-time All Star, no-hitter 1962), dies of myeloid leukemia at 78