On This Day

Deaths in Sport on July 15

  • 1910 Daniel Kinet, auto racer/1st Belgian flyer, dies
  • 1912 Francisco Lazaro, Portuguese marathon runner (Olympics), dies at 21
  • 1935 Alfred Archer, cricketer (England batsman in one Test 1899), dies
  • 1942 Denis Moloney, cricketer (during WW II 3 Tests for NZ 1937), dies
  • 1946 Razor Smith, English cricket spin bowler (245 first class matches, Surry), dies at 68
  • 1982 Donald Beard, cricketer (4 Tests for NZ 1952-56), dies
  • 1986 Billy Haughton, American harness driver and trainer (Hambletonian x 4; Little Brown Jug x 5; Messenger Stakes x 7), dies from head injuries in fall at Yonkers Raceway at 62
  • 1987 Jack O'Hagan, cricketer and composer (Our Don Bradman), dies at 88
  • 1989 Laurie Cunningham, English footballer (b. 1956)
  • 1995 Paula Myers-Pope, American platform diver, (2 silver, 1 bronze Olympics 1952-60), dies at 60
  • 2003 Tex Schramm, American football team president and general manager (b. 1920)
  • 2008 Gyorgy Kolonics, Hungarian canoeist, Olympics medalist. (b. 1972)
  • 2013 Earl Gros, American NFL running back (Green Bay), dies at 72
  • 2017 Babe Parilli, American football player, dies at 87
  • 2020 Travell Mazion, American boxer (WBC-NABF super welterweight title 2020), dies in a car accident at 24