Deaths in Sport on January 30

  • 1897 John Cottam, cricket (Test for Aust 1897, no Sheffield matches), dies
  • 1948 Herb Pennock, pitcher (NY Yankees)/GM (Phillies), dies
  • 1963 Pelham Warner, English cricketer (England 1898-1912, later notable official), dies at 89
  • 1965 Vic Jackson, cricketer (NSW/Leicerstershire off-spinner), dies in car
  • 1974 Bill Whitty, Australian cricketer (left-arm bowler 1909-12), dies at 87
  • 1976 Percy Tyson "Plum" Lewis, cricketer (pair in only Test for S Af), dies
  • 1995 George H Poyser, English soccer player (Manchester City), dies at 84
  • 2002 Louis Salica, American flyweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1932), dies at 89
  • 2009 Ingemar Johansson, Swedish heavyweight professional boxing champion of the world (b. 1932)
  • 2016 Ken Sailors, professional basketball player (popularized and may have invented the jump shot), dies at 95