On This Day

Deaths in Sport on January 8

  • 1789 Jack Broughton, English boxer (published first boxing code), dies at 85
  • 1900 Billy Bates, English cricketer (656 runs & 50 wkts in 15 Tests for Eng), dies at 44
  • 1943 Albert Goldthorpe, English rugby league five eighth (RL pioneer; Hunslet 713 games), dies at 71
  • 1950 George Rowe, cricketer (15 wckts in 4 Tests for S Af 1895-1902), dies
  • 1951 Samuel D. Riddle, American thoroughbred owner (Man 'o War, War Admiral), dies at 89
  • 1958 Paul Pilgrim, American athlete (Olympic gold 1904, 06), dies at 74
  • 1961 Lynwood Thomas "Schoolboy" Rowe, American baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers), dies at 50
  • 1965 Albert Asher, New Zealand dual-code rugby union and rugby league winger (RU 11 caps; RL Australasia 2 Tests, NZ 1), dies at 85
  • 1969 Albert Hill, British athlete (b. 1889)
  • 1987 Nana Joshi [Padmanabh Govind Joshi], Indian cricket wicket-keeper (Indian National Team during 1950's), dies at 60
  • 1994 Harvey Haddix, American baseball pitcher (12 perfect inning game), dies at 68
  • 1995 Carlos Monzon, [El Macho], Argentine medium weight boxing champ (1970-77), dies at 52
  • 2000 Fritz Thiedemann, German equestrianist (b. 1918)
  • 2008 George Moore, Australian champion jockey (b. 1923)
  • 2010 Tony Halme, Finnish boxer and politician (b. 1963)
  • 2011 Thorbjørn Svenssen, Norwegian footballer (b. 1924)
  • 2015 Richard Meade, British equestrian (3 x Olympic gold eventing 1968, 72; World C'ship gold team 1970, 82), dies from cancer at 76
  • 2016 Maria Teresa de Filippis, Italian racing car driver (first woman to complete in Formula One), dies at 89