Deaths in Sport on June 22

  • 1874 Howard Staunton, English World Chess Champion, designer of chess pieces, dies at 84
  • 1933 Henry Birkin, British auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans class 8.0 1929; class 3.0 1931), dies from malaria at 36
  • 1940 M A Noble, cricketer (giant of NSW/Australian cricket), dies
  • 1955 Sadashiv Garpatrao Shinde, cricketer (7 Tests for India), dies at 31
  • 1966 Roger Blunt MBE, New Zealand cricket all-rounder and broadcaster (9 Tests; BBC), dies at 65
  • 1978 Tom Gorman, Australian rugby league centre and captain (10 Tests; Queensland 34 games), dies at 77
  • 1979 Louis Chiron, Monégasque racing driver, dies at 79
  • 1989 Lee Calhoun, hurdler (Olympic gold 1956, 60), dies at 66
  • 2002 Darryl Kile, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1993, 97, 2000; no-hitter 1993; Houston Astros), dies of coronary disease at 33
  • 2007 Erik Parlevliet, Dutch field hockey player (b. 1964)
  • 2008 Jane McGrath, British-Australian cancer support campaigner (wife of Australian Test cricketer Glenn McGrath), dies from cancer at 42
  • 2012 Fernie Flaman [Ferdinand], Canadian Hall of Fame NHL player, dies at 85
  • 2017 Hervé Filion, Canadian harness racing driver (World Driving C'ship 1970; Harness Tracks of America Driver of the Year 1969-74, 76, 78, 81, 89), dies of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 77
  • 2020 Carlos Luis Morales, Ecuadorian soccer goalkeeper (40 caps; Independiente, Palestino, ESPOLI), dies from cardiocirculatory arrest at 55
  • 2020 Dick Buerkle, American athlete (WR 1 mile indoor 3:54.93 1978), dies at 72
  • 2020 Phil Krueger, American football quarterback (Southeast Missouri State), college coach (Fresno State, Utah State) and NFL executive (GM TB Buccaneers), dies at 90
  • 2020 Pierino Prati, Italian soccer forward (14 caps; 3 goals in European Cup Final 1969, AC Milan; Roma, Savona), dies from cancer at 73
  • 2021 René Robert, Canadian ice hockey winger (NHL All Star 1972-73, 74-75; Buffalo Sabres 1st 100 point player 1974-75), dies after a heart attack at 72
  • 2022 Alec Head, French horse trainer and breeder (6 x champion trainer France; 4 x Arc de Triomphe; owner Haras du Quesnay), dies at 97
  • 2022 Bruton Smith, American motor sports promoter and owner (CEO NASCAR; track owner Speedway Motorsports, Inc.), dies at 95
  • 2022 Jonny Nilsson, Swedish speed skater (Olympic gold 10k 1964; World C'ships gold allround 1963), dies at 79
  • 2022 Jüri Tarmak, Estonian athlete (Olympic gold USSR high jump 1972), dies at 75
  • 2022 Tony Siragusa, American football defensive tackle (Super Bowl 2000 Baltimore Ravens; Indianapolis Colts) and broadcaster (Fox, The Sopranos, Man Caves), dies at 55