On This Day

Deaths in Sport on July 22

  • 1937 Ted McDonald, cricketer (43 wickets for Australia), dies in car crash
  • 1958 Karl Nunes, cricketer (1st WI Test captain 1928), dies
  • 1966 Edward Gourdin, American long jumper (Olympic silver 1924) and jurist, dies at 68
  • 1969 Hammy Love, cricketer (NSW wicket-keeper, played for Australia), dies
  • 1979 Tony "Two-Ton" Galento, American heavyweight boxer and actor (On the Waterfront), dies at 69
  • 1979 Sándor Kocsis, Hungarian footballer (Budapest Honvéd), dies at 49
  • 1982 Lloyd Waner, American Baseball Hall of Fame center fielder (MLB All Star 1938; batting average over .300 x 10; Pittsburgh Pirates), dies from emphysema at 76
  • 1987 A G Kripal Singh, cricketer (14 Tests for India), dies
  • 1995 Harold Larwood, England cricket fast bowler (21 Tests, Bodyline Series v Australia 1932-33), dies at 90
  • 1995 Roley Jenkins, English cricket spin bowler (9 Tests, 32 wickets), dies at 76
  • 2007 Rollie Stiles, American baseball player (b. 1906)
  • 2011 Cees de Wolf, Dutch footballer (b. 1945)
  • 2013 Lawrie Reilly, Scottish soccer striker (38 caps; Hibernian 253 games, 185 goals), dies at 84
  • 2018 Tony Sparano, American NFL coach (Miami Dolphins 2008-11), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • 2018 Rene Portland, American college basketball coach (Penn State 1980-2007), dies of cancer at 65
  • 2020 Carlton Haselrig, American football guard (Pro Bowl 1992; Pittsburgh Steelers) and wrestler (6 x NCAA titles; Pitt-Johnstown), dies from liver disease at 54