On This Day

Deaths in Sport on January 28

  • 1930 Clarence Skelton Wimble, cricket (score pair in Test for S Af), dies
  • 1937 Anastasios Metaxas, Greek architect and shooter (b. 1862)
  • 1938 Bernd Rosemeyer, German race car driver, dies at 28
  • 1938 John Sharp, cricketer (England bat 1909, also soccer intl), dies
  • 1952 Thomas Hicks, English athlete (Olympic gold marathon 1904), dies at 76
  • 1963 Gustave Garrigou, French cyclist (Tour de France 1911), dies at 78
  • 1965 Tich Freeman, English cricket leg-spinner (3776 FC wickets leg-spin, 304 in 1928), dies at 76
  • 1967 Shunter Coen, South African cricketer (2 Tests for S Af, hs 41 not out, avg 50), dies at 64
  • 1970 Tommy Andrews (Aust) 16 Tests 1921-26, cricketer (592 runs), dies

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1991 Harold "Red" Grange, football's galloping ghost, dies of Parkinson's disease at 87

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  • 1996 Dan Duva, American boxing promoter and producer (Howard Stern New Years Party), dies at 44
  • 2001 Curt Blefary, American baseball player, dies at 57
  • 2004 Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch, American NFL halfback and end (LA Rams), dies at 80
  • 2007 Carlo Clerici, Swiss road cyclist (Giro d'Italia 1954), dies at 77
  • 2007 Yelena Romanova, Russian athlete (b. 1963)
  • 2013 Eddy Choong, Malaysian badminton player (Thomas Cup 1955), dies at 82
  • 2020 Chris Doleman, American Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end (8 × Pro Bowl; 3 × First-team All-Pro; Minnesota Vikings), dies of brain cancer at 58
  • 2020 Mohammad Munaf, Pakistan cricket pace bowler (4 Tests, 11 wickets), dies at 84