On This Day

Deaths in Sport on June 20

  • 1888 Johannes Zukertort, German chess player, dies at 45
  • 1950 Claude Jennings, cricketer (Aust opening bat in 1912 Triangular), dies
  • 1952 Luigi Fagioli, Italian race car driver (b. 1898)
  • 1974 Horace Lindrum, Australian snooker and billiards player, dies at 62
  • 1976 Lou Klein, American baseball player (b. 1918)
  • 1994 Bram Koopmans, cyclist/coach, dies at 78
  • 1997 John Akii-bua, Ugandan athlete (Olympic gold 400m hurdles 1972), dies at 49
  • 2000 Jim De Courcy, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman 1953), dies at 73
  • 2002 Tinus Osendarp, Dutch runner (b. 1916)
  • 2006 Billy Johnson, American baseball player, dies at 87
  • 2016 Frank Chapot, American equestrian (Olympic silver 1960, 1972) dies at 84
  • 2018 Peter Thomson, Australian golfer and 5-time Open Championship winner, dies of Parkinson's disease at 88
  • 2020 Jim Kiick, American football running back (Super Bowl 1972, 73; AFL All-Star 1968, 69; Miami Dolphins), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 73