Deaths in Sport on July 16

  • 1931 Charles Studd, English cricket all-rounder (5 Tests; Middlesex) and missionary (Cambridge Seven), dies from untreated gallstones at 70
  • 1956 Brian Norton, South African tennis player (Wimbledon 1921 runner-up), dies at 56
  • 1992 "Gorgeous" George [Arena], wrestler, dies at 84
  • 1992 Buck Buchanan, NFL defensive lineman (KC Chiefs), dies at 51
  • 1992 Johnny Martin, cricketer (NSW & Australian chinaman bowler), dies
  • 1994 Madzy Rollin Couquerque, tennis star/international hockey, dies at 91

Juan Manuel FangioJuan Manuel Fangio (1911-1995)

Argentine Auto Racer (World F1 champion 1951, 1954-57), dies of kidney failure at 84

  • 2006 Ossi Reichert, German alpine skier (Olympic gold women's giant slalom 1956; silver slalom 1952), dies at 80
  • 2007 Tom Brooks, Australian cricket umpire (23 Tests 1970-78), dies at 88
  • 2011 Forrest Blue, American football player (b. 1944)
  • 2013 Torbjorn Falkanger, Norwegian ski jumper who took the Olympic oath in 1952, dies at 85

Nate ThurmondNate Thurmond (1941-2016)

American Basketball Hall of Fame forward (7-time NBA All Star), dies of leukemia at 74

  • 2018 Manuel Ycaza, Panamanian jockey (Belmont Stakes 1964; Racing Hall of Fame), dies of pneumonia at 80
  • 2019 Pat Bowlen, American Pro Football Hall of Fame team owner (Denver Broncos), dies of complications of Alzheimer's disease at 75
  • 2020 Tony Taylor, Cuban baseball second baseman (MLB All Star 1960²; Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, Detroit Tigers), dies from stroke complications at 84
  • 2020 Vladimir Obukhov, Russian basketball coach (Soviet Union & Malta men's national teams; MBC Dynamo Moscow), dies at 84
  • 2022 Hobie Billingsley, American ISHOF diving coach (Indiana University 1959-89; 6 x NCAA team championships; US Olympic team 1968, 72, 76), dies from myasthenia gravis at 95 [1]