On This Day

Deaths in Sport on June 28

  • 1909 Israel Durham, Phillies president dies
  • 1915 Victor Trumper, Australian Cricket Batsman (48 Tests, top score 214; key figure foundation of rugby league in Australia), dies of Bright's disease at 37
  • 1924 Jack Darragh, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (Stanley Cup 1911, 20-21, 23; Ottawa Senators), dies of peritonitis at 33
  • 1958 George Gunn, English cricketer (15 Tests for England), dies at 50
  • 1962 Mickey Cochrane, baseball hall of fame catcher, dies at 59
  • 1963 John 'Home Run' Baker, American Baseball Hall of Fame third baseman (World Series 1910, 11, 13; AL HR leader 1911–14; AL RBI leader 1912, 13; Philadelphia Athletics), dies at 77
  • 1975 Serge Reding, Belgian weightlifter (b. 1941)
  • 1981 Terry Fox, Canadian one-legged distance runner (Marathon of Hope 1980), dies of cancer at 22
  • 1985 Jimmy Thomson, Scottish golfer (US Open 1935, PGA C'ship 1936 runner-up), dies at 76
  • 1991 Ernie McCormick, cricketer (12 Tests for Australia), dies
  • 1992 Mikhail Tai, World chess champion (1960-61), dies at 55
  • 2003 Wim Slijkhuis, Dutch athlete (b. 1923)
  • 2014 Jim Brosnan, American baseball player and writer (Long Season), dies at 84
  • 2016 Pat Summitt, American basketball coach (University of Tennessee), dies at 61
  • 2016 Buddy Ryan, American NFL coach (Philadelphia Eagles, Phoenix Cardinals), dies at 85
  • 2020 Joe Bugel, American football coach (offensive line Washington Redskins 'Hogs', Super Bowl 1982, 87; Phoenix Cardinals, Oakland Raiders), dies of bone cancer at 80
  • 2020 Marián Čišovský, Slovak soccer defender (15 caps; Inter Bratislava, Viktoria Plzeň), dies of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis at 40