On This Day

Deaths in Sport on May 15

Person of interestJoe Malone

1969 Joe Malone, Canadian ice hockey center (Quebec Bulldogs), dies at 79

Ice Hockey Player Joe Malone
Ice Hockey Player
Joe Malone
  • 1982 Gordon Smiley, American racecar driver, dies in a crash at 36
  • 1986 Elio de Angelis, Italian race car driver (b. 1958)
  • 1990 Doug Young, Canadian NHL defenceman (Stanley Cup 1936-37, Detroit Red Wings captain), dies at 81
  • 1992 Jovy Marcelo, Filipino race car driver (b. 1965)
  • 1998 Earl Manigault, American basketball player (b. 1944)
  • 2008 Tommy Burns, Scottish footballer (b. 1956)
  • 2008 Robert Dunlop, Northern Irish motorcycle racer, younger brother of Joey Dunlop, dies after a crash at 47
  • 2009 Wayman Tisdale, American basketball player (b. 1964)
  • 2010 Besian Idrizaj, Footballer (b. 1987)
  • 2015 Garo Yepremian, American NFL place kicker (Miami Dolphins), dies at 70
  • 2015 Bob Hopkins, American basketball forward and coach (Syracuse Nationals; Seattle SuperSonics), dies of heart and kidney failure at 80