Deaths in Sport on January 28

  • 1937 Anastasios Metaxas, Greek architect (restored Panathinaiko Stadium 1896 Olympics Athens) and shooter (Olympic bronze trap, single shot 1908), dies at 74
  • 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-spin bowler (12 Tests, 66 wickets; Kent), dies at 76
  • 1967 Shunter Coen, South African cricket batsman (2 Tests, HS 41no, @ 50.50; Orange Free State), dies at 64
  • 1970 Tommy Andrews (Aust) 16 Tests 1921-26, cricketer (592 runs), dies

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American "Galloping Ghost" of football (University of Illinois, Chicago Bears), dies of Parkinson's disease at 87

  • 1999 Pollamani Krishnamurthy, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (1971 WI tour), dies at 51
  • 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 (Olympic gold Unified Team 3,000m 1992), dies at 43
  • 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 fast bowler (4 Tests, 11 wickets), dies at 84
  • 2021 Eddie Connachan, Scottish soccer goalkeeper (2 caps; Dunfermline Athletic, Middlesbrough, Falkirk), dies at 85
  • 2022 Guy Laporte, French rugby union fly-half (16 Tests, Grand Slam 1986; SC Rieumois, SC Graulhet), dies from a heart attack at 69