On This Day

Deaths in Sport on July 23

  • 1932 Tenby Davies, Welsh half-mile world champion runner, dies at 48
  • 1932 Frank Rankin, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame rover (Toronto Eatons, Toronto St. Michael's Majors) and coach (Toronto Granites-Canada Olympic gold 1924), dies at 41
  • 1942 Andrew Ducat, cricketer (England 1921), dies whilst batting at 56
  • 1968 Don Lillis, NFL president (NY Jets)
  • 1976 Wilhelmina Von Bremen, American 4X100 relay sprinter (Olympic gold 1932), dies at 64
  • 1985 Johnny Wardle, English cricketer (b. 1923)
  • 1988 Jahangir Khan, Indian cricket fast bowler (4 Tests India; Pakistan selector), dies at 78
  • 1989 Claude Harmon, American golfer (US Masters 1948), dies of heart failure at 73
  • 1993 James Jordan, father of NBA star Michael Jordan, found dead near McColl, South Carolina
  • 1996 Red Munger, American baseball (MLB All Star 1944, 47, 49; St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 77
  • 1997 ChÅ«hei Nambu, Japanese track and field athlete (Olympic gold 1932), dies at 93
  • 2013 Djalma Santos, Brazilian footballer, dies from complications from pneumonia at 84
  • 2013 Emile Griffith, American boxer, (world welterweight, middleweight & junior middleweight champion), dies of dementia complications at 75
  • 2017 Mervyn Rose, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ships 1954, French C'ships 1958)), dies at 87