On This Day

Deaths in Sport on June 13

  • 1930 Henry Segrave, British racing driver who held land speed records and the water speed record (b. 1896)
  • 1939 Arthur Coningham, cricketer (one Test for Australia 1894), dies
  • 1944 Christopher Heseltine, cricketer (2 Tests for England 1895-96), dies
  • 1961 Ben A. Jones, American horse trainer (US Champion trainer by earnings 1941, 43, 44, 52; Kentucky Derby x 6 including Citation, Whirlaway), dies at 78
  • 1967 Gerald Patterson, Australian tennis player (Wimbledon 1919, 21; Australian C'ships 1927), dies at 71
  • 1982 Ken Mackay, Australian cricketer (Aussie all-rounder 1956-63), dies at 56
  • 1982 Peter Maivia, wrestler (b. 1935)
  • 1986 Jim Ferrier, Australian golfer (PGA C'ship 1947), dies at 71
  • 1993 Gérard Côté, Canadian runner (b. 1913)
  • 1998 Birger Ruud, Norwegian 90m ski jumper (Olympic gold 1932, 36), dies at 86
  • 2004 Ralph Wiley, American sports journalist and writer (Sports Illustrated and ESPN's Page 2), dies from a heart attack at 52

Person of interestChuck Noll

2014 Chuck Noll, NFL head coach (Pittsburgh Steelers), dies of natural causes at 82

NFL Head Coach Chuck Noll
NFL Head Coach
Chuck Noll
  • 2018 Charles Vinci, American weightlifter (Olympic bantamweight gold 1956, 60), dies at 85
  • 2018 Anne Donovan, Basketball Hall of Fame center and coach (Olympic gold 1984, 88; coach 2008), dies of heart failure at 56