Deaths in Sport on June 18

  • 1898 George Ulyett, English cricket all-rounder (25 Tests; 949 runs, 50 wickets), dies from pneumonia at 46
  • 1952 Efim Bogoljubov, Russian-German chess player, dies at 63
  • 1958 Douglas Jardine, English cricket batsman (22 Tests, 1 x 100, 10 x 50, HS 127; England's Bodyline Series captain; Oxford Uni CC, Surrey CCC, MCC), dies at 57
  • 1961 Eddie Gaedel, American baseball pinch-hitter (shortest player in MLB history 3' 7"; St. Louis Browns), dies after mugging at 36
  • 1962 George Sargent, English golfer (US Open 1909), dies at 79
  • 1967 Beat Fehr, Swiss racing driver (b. 1942)
  • 1967 Giacomo Russo, Italian racing driver (b. 1937)
  • 1980 André Leducq, French cyclist (Tour de France 1930, 32; Olympic gold road race 1924), dies at 76
  • 1990 Dennis Dyer, South African cricketer (scored 96 3 Tests for South Africa), dies at 76
  • 1996 Pierre Chany, writer/cycling journalist, dies at 73

Jack BuckJack Buck (1924-2002)

American sports announcer (St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 77

  • 2002 Walter Villa, Italian motorcycle road racer (250cc world champion 1974, 75, 76; 350cc 1976; Harley-Davidson), dies from a heart attack at 58
  • 2003 Larry Doby, American Baseball HOF outfielder (MLB All-Star 1949–55; World Series 1948; AL HR leader 1952, 54; 1st African-American in AL; Cleveland Indians), dies of cancer at 79
  • 2005 Syed Mushtaq Ali, Indian cricketer (b. 1914)
  • 2012 Alketas Panagoulias, Greek footballer and coach, dies at 78
  • 2013 Gene Freese, American MLB player, dies from complications of back surgery at 79
  • 2014 Michael Frederick, Barbadian cricketer (one Test WI v England 1954, scored 0 & 30), dies at 87
  • 2018 Walter Bahr, American soccer midfielder (19 caps) and coach (Penn State), dies of complications broken hip at 91
  • 2020 Arturo Chaires, Mexican soccer defender (22 caps; C.D. Guadalajara), dies at 83
  • 2020 Tibor Benedek, Hungarian water polo player (Olympic gold 2000, 04, 08; World C'ship gold 2003) and coach (Hungary 2013-16), dies from pancreatic cancer at 47
  • 2021 Giampiero Boniperti, Italian soccer striker (38 caps; Juventus 443 games), executive (chairman Juventus) and politician (deputy in European Parliament), dies from heart failure at 92