On This Day

Deaths in Sport on January 30

  • 1897 John Cottam, cricket (Test for Aust 1897, no Sheffield matches), dies
  • 1943 Attila Petschauer, Hungarian fencer (Olympic gold 1928, 32), dies at 38
  • 1948 Herb Pennock, pitcher (NY Yankees)/GM (Phillies), dies
  • 1963 Sir Pelham Warner, English cricket batsman, tour manager and administrator (15 Tests; MCC chairman of selectors), 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
  • 2007 Max Lanier, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1943-44; World Series 1942, 44; St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 91
  • 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
  • 2020 John Andretti, American auto racer (NASCAR Cup Series: 2 wins, 37 top tens, 4 poles), dies from colon cancer at 56