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
  • 1931 Roger Connor, American Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman (career HR record 138 stood for 23 years; NL batting champion 1885; NL RBI leader 1889; NY Giants), dies of a stomach illness at 73
  • 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
  • 1999 Maqsood Ahmed, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 16 Tests 1952-56), dies at 73
  • 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 Jan Schröder, Dutch cyclist (b. 1941)
  • 2007 Sandro Salvadore, Italian footballer (b. 1939)
  • 2009 Giselle Salandy, Trinidad & Tobago female boxer (b. 1987)
  • 2010 Rory Markas, American sportscaster (b. 1955)
  • 2011 Coen Moulijn, Dutch soccer winger (38 caps; Feyenoord 487 games, European Cup 1970), dies from a cerebral infarction at 73
  • 2013 Derek Kevan, English footballer, dies at 77
  • 2015 Stu Miller, American MLB baseball pitcher, 1952-68 (St. Louis Cardinals; New York/San Francisco Giants, and 3 other teams, dies at 87
  • 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
  • 2021 John Muckler, Canadian ice hockey coach (Stanley Cup Edmonton Oilers 1990; Buffalo Sabres, NY Rangers) and executive (GM Ottawa Senators), dies at 86
  • 2022 Anatoliy Kuksov, Ukrainian soccer midfielder (8 caps USSR; FC Zorya Luhansk 489 games) and manager (Hirnyk Rovenky), dies at 72
  • 2022 Javier Astúa, Costa Rican soccer forward (13 caps; Puntarenas FC), and manager (Puntarenas FC), dies at 53
  • 2022 Kevin Kalkhoven, Australian auto racing team owner (KV Racing Technology, Indy 500 2013), co-owner Champ Car World Series, investor Cosworth Group Holdings Ltd, dies at 77
  • 2022 Rolf-Dieter Amend, German canoeist (Olympic gold GDR C-2 slalom 1972), dies at 72
  • 2022 Ross Browner, American College Football HOF defensive end (Notre Dame; Maxwell Award 1977; Cincinnati Bengals), dies from COVID-19 at 67