On This Day

Deaths in Sport on January 27

  • 1936 Johnny Golden, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1922, 26, 27 3rd; Ryder Cup 1927, 29 [3-0-0 record]; 9 x PGA Tour titles), dies of pneumonia at 39
  • 1962 Percy LeSueur, Canadian hockey player and inventor (large goalie glove), dies at 80
  • 1970 Probir Sen, cricket (20 catch & 11 stumpings, 14 Tests for Ind), dies
  • 1996 Tommy Mitchell, cricket (Derbyshire leg-spin, 5 Tests for Eng), dies
  • 1996 Thomas "Tommy" Mitchell, English cricketer (5 tests for England), dies at 93
  • 2000 Mae Faggs Starr, American athlete, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1952), dies at 67
  • 2007 Yang Chuan-kwang, Taiwanese athlete (b. 1933)
  • 2007 Chuan-Kwang Yang, Taiwanese decathlete (Olympic silver 1960), dies at 73
  • 2007 Bing Devine, American MLB executive (St. Louis Cardinals, NY Mets), dies at 90
  • 2019 Peter Magowan, American businessman, MLB owner (SF Giants), dies of liver cancer at 76