On This Day

Deaths in Sport on May 13

  • 1914 R E Foster, only dual England captain at cricket & soccer, dies
  • 1914 Tip Foster, English cricketer (287 on debut England v Aust SCG 1903), dies at 36

Person of interestDenny Shute

1974 Denny Shute, American golfer (British Open 1933, PGA C'ship 1936-37), dies at 69

Golfer Denny Shute
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Denny Shute
  • 1978 Alby Roberts, New Zealand cricketer (5 Tests for NZ, 7 wickets), dies at 68
  • 1987 Ron Saggers, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (effective NSW & Aussie late 40's), dies at 69
  • 1993 Evert "Eef" Dolman, Dutch cyclist (Olympic gold 1964), dies at 47
  • 1994 Duncan Hamilton, Irish racing driver, dies at 74
  • 1995 Robert Marley, Jamaican cricketer (WICBC pres 1971-74, Jamaican capt 1946), dies at 85
  • 1999 Gene Sarazen, American golfer (7 major titles including major slam), dies of pneumonia at 97
  • 2002 Valeri Lobanovsky, Ukrainian footballer and manager (b. 1939)
  • 2011 Derek Boogaard, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1982)
  • 2013 Chuck Muncie, American football running back, dies from a heart attack at 60
  • 2013 Vladimir Romanovsky, Soviet sprint canoer, dies at 56