On This Day

Deaths in Sport on June 19

  • 1904 Mungo Park, Scottish golfer (British Open 1874), dies of pernicious anemia at 67
  • 1936 John Sharpe, cricketer (1-eyed fast bowler for England 1891-92), dies
  • 1944 Bill Bradley, cricketer (bowled for England in two Tests 1899), dies
  • 1986 Len Bias, American basketball player (Boston Celtics pick for 1986 draft) dies of a cocaine-induced seizure at 22
  • 1989 Ad van Emmenes, Dutch soccer reporter, dies at 91
  • 1992 Kitty Godfree, English tennis player (Olympic gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze-1920, 24), dies at 96
  • 2007 Terry Hoeppner, American football coach (b. 1947)
  • 2007 Antonio Aguilar [Barraza], Mexican singer, producer and actor (Emiliano Zapata) who popularized the Mexican equestrian sport la charrería, dies of pneumonia at 88
  • 2008 Bennie Swain, American basketball player (b. 1930)
  • 2010 Manute Bol, Sudanese basketball player (b. 1962)
  • 2018 Hubert Green, American golfer (US Open 1977, PGA 1985), dies of throat cancer at 71