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
  • 1975 Serge Reding, Belgian weightlifter (b. 1941)
  • 1981 Terry Fox, Canadian one-legged marathoner, 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