On This Day

Deaths in Sport on June 10

  • 1942 Ross Gregory, cricketer (Australian batsman 1937), dies

Person of interestJack Johnson

1946 Jack Johnson, American boxer and 1st African-American world heavyweight champion (1908-15), dies in a car accident aged 68

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Jack Johnson
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Jack Johnson
  • 1955 Margaret Abbott, American golfer (1st American woman to win Olympic event, golf 1900), dies at 76
  • 1980 Denys Morkel, South African cricketer (batsman scored 663 runs 1927-32), dies
  • 1985 Bob Prince, American sportscaster (Monday Night Baseball, Pittsburgh Pirates), dies of cancer at 68
  • 1995 Ron Morrisby, cricketer (prolific batsman for Tasmania 1931-52), dies
  • 1995 Lindsey Nelson, American sportscaster (NY Mets), dies at 76
  • 1998 Jim Hearn, American baseball player, dies at 77
  • 2000 Brian Statham, English cricket fast bowler (70 Tests, 252 wickets @ 24.84), dies at 69
  • 2000 William McMillan, American sports shooter (Olympic gold 25m rapid fire pistol 1960; World C'ship gold 1952), dies at 71
  • 2001 John McKay, American football coach (USC, Tampa Bay, 5X Rose Bowl champ), dies at 77
  • 2014 Gary Gilmour, Australian cricket all-rounder (15 Tests, 54 wickets, top score 101), dies of liver problems exacerbated by a fall at 62

Person of interestGordie Howe

2016 Gordie Howe, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (23-time NHL All Star; NHL: Detroit Red Wings; WHA: Houston Aeros), dies of a stroke at 88

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe
  • 2020 Claudell Washington, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1975, 84; World Series 1974; Oakland Athletics, Atlanta Braves), dies from prostate cancer at 65
  • 2020 Harry Glickman, American journalist, promoter and sports executive (co-founder NBA Portland Trail Blazers, President 1987-94), dies at 96
  • 2020 Hans Cieslarczyk, German soccer striker (7 caps; West Germany; Borussia Dortmund, Karlsruher SC) and manager (FC Augsburg), dies at 83
  • 2021 Neno, Portuguese soccer goalkeeper (9 caps; Vitória de Guimarães, Benfica), dies from a heart attack at 59