Deaths in Sport on January 31

  • 1939 George Thornton, cricketer (1 Test for South Africa 1902, 1* & 1-20), dies
  • 1942 Henry Larkin, American baseball player (b. 1860)
  • 1967 Eddie Tolan, American sprinter the "Midnight Express" (1932 Olympics), dies at 58
  • 1974 Glen Morris, American Olympic track and field champion (Olympic gold, 1936) and actor (Tarzan, Hold That Co-ed), dies of congestive heart failure at 61
  • 1980 J P Duminy, cricket (30 runs at 5 & 1 wkt at 39 in 3 Test S Af), dies

Person of interestMel Hein

1992 Mel Hein, NFL center (NY Giants), dies of stomach cancer at 82

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  • 1992 Wim van Heumen, field hockey coach (Netherlands), dies at 63
  • 1999 Norm Zauchin, American baseball player (b. 1929)
  • 2004 Eleanor Holm, American swimmer (b. 1913)
  • 2013 Timir Pinegin, Russian sailor (Olympic gold 1960), dies at 85