On This Day

Deaths in Sport on January 6

  • 1907 Walter Read, cricketer (Engl batsman, 117 at no 10 v Aust 1884), dies
  • 1915 Reginald Wood, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1886), dies
  • 1928 Alvin Kraenzlein, American track and field athlete (4 Olympic gold 1900), dies at 51
  • 1929 Tex Rickard, American boxing promoter and entrepreneur (founder NHL New York Rangers; builder third incarnation of Madison Square Garden, NYC), dies of complications from an appendectomy at 59
  • 1934 Herbert Chapman, Legendary Manager of Arsenal and Huddersfield Town (b. 1878)
  • 1936 Charles A Stoneham, pres (NY Giants), dies
  • 1939 Albert Ward, cricketer (England batsman in 7 Tests 1893-95), dies
  • 1941 Charley O'Leary, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), dies at 65
  • 1967 Johnny Keane, American baseball manager (St. Louis Cardinals, NY Yankees), dies of a heart attack at 55
  • 1978 Burt Munro, New Zealand motorcycle racer, dies at 78 (b. 1899)
  • 2002 Fred Taylor, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster (Ohio State University 1959-76; MLB Washington Senators 1950-52), dies at 77
  • 2005 Tarquinio Provini, Italian motorcycle road racer (2-time world champion 1957-58), dies at 71
  • 2007 Mario Danelo, American football player (b. 1985)
  • 2007 Yvon Durelle, Canadian boxer, dies at 77
  • 2011 Uche Okafor, Nigerian footballer (b. 1967)
  • 2013 Neil Adcock, South African cricket fast bowler (26 Tests, 104 wickets @ 21.10), dies from bowel cancer at 81