Deaths in Sport on June 10

  • 1942 Ross Gregory, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman 1937), killed in action at 26

Jack JohnsonJack Johnson (1878-1946)

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

  • 1955 Margaret Abbott, American golfer (1st American woman to win Olympic event, golf 1900), dies at 76
  • 1963 Anita King, American stunt driver (1st woman to drive across the US unaccompanied) and actress (Tender Loving Care), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • 1963 Jack Root, Czech-American boxer (First world light heavyweight champion 1903), dies from a heart attack at 87
  • 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 Lindsey Nelson, American sportscaster (NY Mets), dies at 76
  • 1995 Ron Morrisby, Australian cricketer (prolific batsman for Tasmania 1931-52), dies
  • 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, HS 101; NSWCA), dies of liver problems exacerbated by a fall at 62

Gordie HoweGordie Howe (1928-2016)

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

  • 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 Hans Cieslarczyk, German soccer striker (7 caps; West Germany; Borussia Dortmund, Karlsruher SC) and manager (FC Augsburg), dies at 83
  • 2020 Harry Glickman, American journalist, promoter and sports executive (co-founder NBA Portland Trail Blazers, President 1987-94), dies at 96
  • 2021 Neno, Portuguese soccer goalkeeper (9 caps; Vitória de Guimarães, Benfica), dies from a heart attack at 59
  • 2022 Bobby Hope, Scottish soccer midfielder (7 caps; West Bromwich Albion 336 games, Birmingham City, Sheffield Wednesday), dies at 78
  • 2022 Jorge Spedaletti, Chilean soccer forward (5 caps; Everton Viña del Mar, Universidad de Chile Santiago, Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata), dies at 74
  • 2022 Vladimir Kuzyutkin, Russian volleyball coach (Russia Women - World Cup gold 2010; Bulgaria Women), dies at 74