On This Day

Deaths in Sport on January 4

  • 1891 Joe Hunter, English cricket wicket-keeper (5 Tests, 11 dismissals; Yorkshire CCC), dies at 35
  • 1903 W H M "Dicky" Richards, cricketer (score 4 & 0 in Test for S Af), dies
  • 1969 Julian Myrick, American tennis promoter (West Side Tennis Club & Forest Hills Stadium), dies at 88
  • 1987 Jack Martin, cricketer (Eng pace bowler, 1-111 & 0-18 in Test), dies
  • 1993 Daniel H Craven, South African rugby coach, dies
  • 2000 Tom Fears, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end and coach (NFL champion 1951; First-team All-Pro, NFL receiving yards leader 1950; LA Rams), dies at 77
  • 2005 Bud Poile, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1924)
  • 2005 Robert Christiani, West Indian cricketer (brother of Cyril WI batsman in 22 Tests), dies at 84
  • 2007 Sandro Salvadore, Italian footballer (b. 1939)
  • 2007 Jan Schröder, Dutch cyclist (b. 1941)
  • 2009 Giselle Salandy, Trinidad & Tobago female boxer (b. 1987)
  • 2010 Rory Markas, American sportscaster (b. 1955)
  • 2011 Coen Moulijn, Dutch footballer (b. 1937)
  • 2013 Derek Kevan, English footballer, dies at 77
  • 2015 Stuart Scott, American sports journalist (ESPN), dies of cancer at 49
  • 2017 Milt Schmidt, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Stanley Cup 1939, 41; Boston Bruins) and coach/GM (Stanley Cup 1970, 72; Boston Bruins), dies from a stroke at 98
  • 2020 Herbert Binkert, German soccer striker (12 caps Saarland; FC Saarbrücken), dies at 96
  • 2020 Walter Ormeño, Peruvian soccer goalkeeper (Peru 1949-57; Boca Juniors, Rosario Central), dies at 93