On This Day

Deaths in Sport on July 3

  • 1910 Mordecai Sherwin, English cricket wicket-keeper (Aust 1886-88), dies
  • 1940 George Shepstone, cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa 1896-99), dies
  • 1948 Quintin McMillan, South African cricket spin bowler (13 Tests, 36 wickets), dies at 44
  • 1957 Dolf Luque, Cuban baseball player, dies at 66
  • 1985 Frank Selke, Canadian ice hockey manager, dies at 92
  • 1985 Cooney Weiland, Canadian NHL forward (Boston Bruins), dies at 80
  • 1991 Jimmy [James Henry] Van Alen, American tennis official who created Simplified Scoring System for tennis, dies at 88
  • 1993 Don Drysdale [Donald Scott], American Major League Baseball player, dies of a heart attack at 56

Person of interestLew Hoad

1994 Lew Hoad, Australian tennis player (Wimbledon 1956-57, Australian C'ships 1956, French C'ships 1956)), dies of a heart attack at 59

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Lew Hoad
  • 1995 Eddie Mazur, Canadian ice hockey player (Montreal Canadiens), dies at 65
  • 1995 Pancho Gonzales, American tennis player (US Nat C'ships 1948-49), dies of stomach cancer at 67
  • 1998 Duncan White, Ceylonese hurdler (first Olympic medallist from Ceylon, silver 400m hurdles 1948), dies at 80
  • 2008 Ernie Cooksey, English Footballer (b. 1980)
  • 2016 Lou Fontinato, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 84