On This Day

Deaths in Sport on March 13

  • 1879 Adolf Anderssen, German world chess champion (1851-66), dies at 60
  • 1963 Austin Dobson, British racing driver (b. 1912)
  • 1967 Sir Frank Worrell, West Indian cricket batsman and captain (51 Tests @ 49.48; 9 x 100s), dies from leukemia at 42
  • 1978 Ghulam Guard, Indian cricketer (lefty pace bowler in 2 Tests for India 1959), dies at 52
  • 1983 Louison Bobet, French cyclist (Tour de France 1953-55), dies of cancer at 58
  • 1984 Dick Whitington, journalist/cricketer (South Aust & AIF batsman), dies
  • 1994 Murt [Edward James] O'Donoghue, New Zealand snooker player (1st witnessed 147 break), dies at 93
  • 1995 Leon Day, American baseball pitcher (Negro Leagues), dies of heart failure at 78
  • 1997 Leo O'Brien, Australian cricket batsman (5 Tests; Victoria), dies at 89
  • 2006 Jimmy Johnstone, Scottish soccer forward (23 caps; Celtic FC), dies from motor neuron disease at 61
  • 2012 Jock Hobbs [Michael], New Zealand Rugby Union chairman and All Black, dies from leukemia at 52
  • 2013 Ducky Detweiler, American MLB player, dies at 94
  • 2015 Al Rosen, American baseball third baseman (MLB All-Star 1952–55; World Series 1948; AL MVP 1953; Cleveland Indians) and executive (NL Executive of the Year 1989), dies at 91
  • 2017 Ed Whitlock, British-born runner, oldest person to run marathon under 4 hrs (at 85), dies at 86