On This Day

Deaths in Sport on January 7

  • 1913 Jack Boyle, American baseball player (b. 1866)
  • 1936 Howard Francis, South African cricketer (2 Tests S Af v Eng 1898-99, 39 runs), dies at 67
  • 1942 Henri de Baillet-Latour, Belgian aristocrat and 3rd President of the International Olympic Committee (1925-42), dies at 63
  • 1944 George Mullin, American baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers; no-hitter 1912), dies at 63
  • 1955 Gerald Hartigan, cricketer (South African batsman in 5 Tests 1911-14), dies
  • 1960 Dorothea Lambert Chambers, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1903-04, 06, 10-11, 13-14), dies at 81
  • 1967 Sid Emery, cricket leg-spinner (NSW & Aus, 5 wkt in 1912 series), dies
  • 1972 Clarence Passailaigue, Jamaican cricketer (487 for 6th wkt for Jamaica), dies at 70
  • 1980 Simonne Mathieu, French tennis player (French C'ships 1938-39; 11 Grand Slam doubles titles), dies at 71
  • 1982 Bert Oosterhuis, Dutch motor racer (Paris-Dakar), dies in race crash

Person of interestBronko Nagurski

1990 Bronko Nagurski, Canadian-American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame fullback (Chicago Bears), dies at 81

Hall of Fame American Football Player Bronko Nagurski
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Bronko Nagurski
  • 1990 Horace Stoneham, baseball owner (Giants), dies at 86
  • 1990 Joseph Robbie, lawyer/NFL owner (Miami Dolphins), dies at 73
  • 1991 Joe Hicks, baseball coach, dies of cancer at 64
  • 1995 Harry Golombek, British chess grandmaster, author (3-time British champion), dies at 83
  • 2007 Bobby Hamilton, NASCAR team owner (b. 1957)
  • 2011 Derek Gardner, British Formula 1 car designer (b. 1931)
  • 2020 George Perles, American football coach (Michigan State University 1983-94; Pittsburgh Steelers), dies from Parkinson's disease at 85
  • 2020 André Abadie, French rugby union front rower (7 caps; SC Rieumois, SC Graulhetois, SC Albi), dies at 85
  • 2020 Khamis Al-Dossari, Saudi Arabian soccer midfielder (105 caps; Al-Hilal, Al Ittihad), dies from cancer at 46
  • 2021 Vladimir Kiselyov, Russian athlete (Olympic gold, Soviet Union, shot put 1980), dies at 64

Person of interestTommy Lasorda

2021 Tommy Lasorda, American Baseball Hall of Fame manager (World Series 1981, 88; NL Manager of the Year 1983, 88; LA Dodgers 1976-96), dies of a heart attack at 93 [1]

Baseball Pitcher and Manager Tommy Lasorda
Baseball Pitcher and Manager
Tommy Lasorda