On This Day

Deaths in Sport on June 15

  • 1914 A G Steel, cricketer (13 Tests, 29 wkts, Eng capt 1886), dies
  • 1943 Cecil Parkin, cricketer (32 wkts in 10 Tests for Eng 1920-24), dies
  • 1961 Giulio Cabianca, Italian racing driver (b. 1923)
  • 1968 Sam Crawford, American MLB baseball pitcher, dies at 88
  • 1976 Jimmy Dykes, American MLB infielder, manager (All Star 1933-34), dies at 79
  • 1985 Len Hopwood, cricketer (took 0-155 in two Tests Eng v Aust 1934), dies
  • 1985 Percy Fender, English cricketer (13 Tests for England, 380 runs 29 wkts), dies at 92
  • 1985 Andy Stanfield, American athlete (b. 1927)
  • 1986 Keki Tarapore, Indian cricketer (Test for India 1948), killed by motor-scooter at 75
  • 1987 J A K Cochrane, cricketer (Test for South Africa 1931), dies
  • 1991 Happy Chandler, American politician and Commissioner of Baseball (b. 1898)
  • 1992 Eddie Lopat, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), dies at 73
  • 1992 Leo Halle, soccer goalie (Go Ahead, Orange), dies
  • 1993 James Hunt, English auto racer (Formula 1 World Drivers Champion 1976), dies of a heart attack at 45
  • 2006 Herb Pearson, New Zealand cricketer (b. 1910)
  • 2013 Stan Lopata, American baseball player, dies from complications of a cardiac condition at 87
  • 2013 José Froilán González, Argentine race car driver, dies from respiratory failure at 90