On This Day

Deaths in Sport on June 12

  • 1930 Dyce Willcocks, cricketer ("Grand Old Man" of Canadian cricket), dies
  • 1967 Bombardier Billy Wells [William Thomas Wells], English heavyweight boxer (Lionsdale Belt, 1911), dies at 79
  • 1990 Glen Gorbous, Canadian MLB outfielder (record for longest throw of a regulation baseball [445' 10"]), dies at 59
  • 1998 Éric Tabarly, French Navy officer and yachtsman, dies at 66
  • 2005 Scott Young, Canadian sportswriter, novelist, and journalist (b. 1918)
  • 2008 Derek Tapscott, Welsh footballer (b. 1932)