On This Day

Deaths in Sport on July 13

  • 1947 Warwick Armstrong, cricketer (50 Tests 1901-21, 2863 runs), dies at 68
  • 1967 Tom Simpson, English road cyclist (World Road Race Champion 1965), dies of diuretic combination of alcohol and mixed amphetamines at 29
  • 1975 Owen Wynne, cricketer (6 Tests for South Africa 1948-50), lost at sea
  • 1992 Alex Wojciechowicz, NFLer (Philadelphia Eagles), dies at 76
  • 1993 Davey Allison, American auto racer (Daytona 500 1992), dies in a plane crash at 32
  • 1994 Jimmie Reese, American baseball infielder and coach (LA Angels Hall of Fame), dies of aspiration pneumonia and respiratory failure at 92
  • 1998 Red Badgro, American Pro Football Hall of Fame end and coach (NY Giants) and baseball outfielder (NY Yankees), dies after a fall at 95

Person of interestGeorge Steinbrenner

2010 George Steinbrenner, American businessman and MLB team owner (New York Yankees), dies from a heart attack at 80

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • 2011 Allan Jeans, Australian football player and coach (b. 1933)
  • 2012 Jerzy Kulej, Polish light welterweight boxer and politician, dies from a heart attack at 71