On This Day

Deaths in Sport on June 23

  • 1891 George Parr, English cricketer (Nottinghamshire & All-England), dies at 65
  • 1969 Volmari Iso-Hollo, Finnish athlete (Olympic gold 3,000m steeplechase 1936), dies at 62
  • 1969 Chuck Taylor, American Basketball Hall of Fame promoter (Converse All Star shoes), dies of a heart attack at 67
  • 1976 Dehart Hubbard, American athlete (Olympic gold, long jump 1924; first African American to win individual event; WR 7.89m 1925), dies at 72
  • 1995 Anatoly Tarasov, Russian ice hockey player and coach (considered as the father of Russian ice hockey), dies at 76
  • 1996 Ray Lindwall, Australian cricket fast bowler (61 Tests, 228 wickets @ 23.03), dies from a stroke at 74
  • 2002 Pedro 'El Rockero' Alcazar, Panamanian boxer (b. 1975)
  • 2003 Doug Ring, Australian cricketer (Australian leggie of the late 40's early 50's), dies at 84
  • 2006 Luke Graham, American wrestler, dies at 66
  • 2006 Dave Webster, American football player (led his football team to a National Championship in 1958), dies at 68
  • 2006 Budhi Kunderan, Indian cricket wicketkeeper and batsman (18 Tests), dies of lung cancer at 66
  • 2007 Rod Beck, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1993, 94, 97; San Francisco Giants), dies from a drug overdose at 38
  • 2011 Dennis Marshall, Costa Rican footballer (b. 1985)
  • 2012 Alan McDonald, Northern Irish footballer, dies from an apparent heart attack at 48
  • 2013 Sharon Stouder, American swimmer, dies at 64
  • 2020 Liam Treadwell, English National Hunt jockey (Grand National 2009; 300+ race wins), dies at 34
  • 2020 Nikos Alefantos, Greek soccer midfielder and manager (Olympiacos), dies from a heart attack at 81