On This Day

Deaths in Sport on June 14

  • 1907 Bob McLeod, cricketer (bro of Charlie, 6 Tests for Aus 1891-93), dies
  • 1927 Ottavio Bottecchia, Italian cyclist (the first Italian winner of the Tour de France), dies at 32

Person of interestEddie Eagan

1967 Eddie Eagan, American boxer (Olympic gold 1920) and bobsledder (Olympic gold 1932), dies of a heart attack at 69

Boxer and Bobsledder Eddie Eagan
Boxer and Bobsledder
Eddie Eagan
  • 1987 Les Favell, cricketer (757 runs for Australia), dies
  • 1988 Johnny Farrell, American golfer (US Open 1928), dies of a stroke at 87
  • 1999 Bernie Faloney, professional football player (b. 1932)
  • 2003 Dale Whittington, American racing driver (b. 1959)
  • 2014 Rodney Thomas, American NFL running back, dies at 41