On This Day

Deaths in Sport on June 22

  • 1874 Howard Staunton, English world chess champion, designer of chess pieces, dies at 84
  • 1933 Henry Birkin, British racing driver (Bentley Boys), dies 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 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