On This Day

Deaths in Sport on June 16

  • 1880 James Southerton, English cricketer (appeared in England's 1st 2 Tests), dies at 52
  • 1961 O C Scott, cricketer (WI leg-spinner in 8 Tests), dies
  • 1970 Brian Piccolo, American football player (b. 1943)
  • 1984 Lew Andreas, American basketball coach (b. 1895)
  • 1987 John Mikaelsson, Swedish race walker (Olympic gold 10k 1948, 52), dies at 73
  • 1993 Lindsay Hassett, Australian cricketer (3073 runs in Tests), dies at 79
  • 1996 Mel Allen, American sportscaster (NY Yankees), dies at 83
  • 2008 Tom Compernolle, Belgian athlete (b. 1975)
  • 2013 Hans Hass, Austrian diving pioneer, dies at 94
  • 2014 Tony Gwynn, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (8-time NL batting champion), dies of salivary gland cancer at 54
  • 2018 Donald Ritchie, Scottish ultrarunner who set a world record, running 100 miles in 11:51:11 in 1979, dies of health complications at 73