On This Day

Deaths in Sport on July 20

  • 1893 Tom Kelly, Australian cricketer (two Tests for Australia 1877-79, 64 runs), dies at 49
  • 1908 Demetrius Vikelas, Greek author, president of the International Olympic Committee (b. 1835)
  • 1944 Heinz Burns, German (Olympic gold 1936), dies in bombing
  • 1945 Arthur Seccull, South African cricketer (Test v England 1896), dies
  • 1956 Ken Burn, cricketer (Tasmanian rep on 1890 Ashes tour, 2 Tests), dies
  • 1976 Tom Lowry, cricketer (early New Zealand Test captain), dies
  • 1997 Clifford McWatt, West Indian cricket wicketkeeper (6 Tests, 10 dismissals), dies in a car crash at 75
  • 2002 Michalis Kritikopoulos, Greek soccer striker (28 caps; Olympiacos), dies from cardiac arrest at 56
  • 2007 Bill Flemming, American journalist and sportscaster (ABC's Wide World of Sports), dies at 80
  • 2012 Dorothy Germain Porter, American golfer (US Curtis Cup winning captain 1966), dies at 88
  • 2019 Peter McNamara, Australian tennis player (Australian Open doubles 1979, Wimbledon doubles 1980, 82), dies of prostate cancer at 64