Deaths in Sport on January 8

  • 1789 Jack Broughton, English boxer (bc. 1703)
  • 1900 Billy Bates, cricketer (656 runs & 50 wkts in 15 Tests for Eng), dies
  • 1950 George Rowe, cricketer (15 wckts in 4 Tests for S Af 1895-1902), dies
  • 1958 Paul Pilgrim, American athlete (Olympic gold 1904, 06), dies at 74
  • 1969 Albert Hill, British athlete (b. 1889)
  • 1994 Harvey Haddix, 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 Olympic Golds 1968, 1970), dies at 76
  • 2016 Maria Teresa de Filippis, Italian racing car driver (first woman to complete in Formula One), dies at 89