Deaths in Sport on July 5

  • 1913 Alfred Lyttelton, cricketer (Eng wk 1880-84 demon lob bowler), dies
  • 1920 John Shuter, cricketer (scored 28 in only Test for England 1888), dies
  • 1938 John McIlwraith, cricketer (Tests for Australia), dies

Person of interestElizabeth Ryan

1979 Elizabeth Ryan, tennis ace (won 19 Wimbledon titles), dies at 87

Tennis Player Elizabeth Ryan
Tennis Player
Elizabeth Ryan
  • 1985 Jack Robertson, South African cricket spinner (3 Tests v Aust 1935-36), dies
  • 1998 Sid Luckman, American football player (b. 1916)

Person of interestTed Williams

2002 Ted Williams, baseball hall of famer and last player to bat over.400 in a single season (Boston Red Sox) dies at 84

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 2003 Roman Lyashenko, Russian ice hockey player, dies at 24
  • 2004 Rodger Ward, American race car driver (b. 1921)
  • 2006 Gert Fredriksson, Swedish canoeist (6 Olympic gold 1948, 52, 56, 60), dies at 86
  • 2008 Hasan Do─čan, 37th president of the Turkish Football Federation (b. 1956)
  • 2010 Bob Probert, Canadian professional ice hockey forward. (b. 1965)