On This Day

Deaths in Sport on January 7

  • 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 (3rd President 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, South African cricketer (batsman in 5 Tests 1911-14), dies at 70
  • 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 a race crash at 41

Bronko Nagurski

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

  • 1990 Horace Stoneham, American baseball owner (Giants), dies at 86
  • 1990 Joseph Robbie, American lawyer and NFL owner and founder of the Miami Dolphins, dies at 73
  • 1991 Joe Hicks, American baseball coach, dies of cancer at 64
  • 1995 Harry Golombek, British chess grandmaster, author (3-time British champion), dies at 83
  • 2007 Bobby Hamilton, American NASCAR driver and team owner, dies of cancer at 49
  • 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

Tommy 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]