On This Day

Deaths in Sport on May 15

Joe Malone

1969 Joe Malone, Canadian Hockey HOF center (only player in NHL history to score 7 goals in a single game 1920; Stanley Cup 1912, 13 Quebec Bulldogs; 1924 Montreal Canadiens), dies at 79

  • 1979 Curtis Stevens, American bobsledder (Olympic gold 2-man 1932), dies at 80
  • 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, killed during a practice run at Indianapolis Motor Speedway at 27
  • 1998 Earl Manigault, American basketball player (b. 1944)
  • 2008 Tommy Burns, Scottish soccer midfielder (8 caps; Celtic, Kilmarnock) and manager (Scotland, Celtic, Kilmarnock, Reading), dies of melanoma at 51
  • 2008 Robert Dunlop, Northern Irish motorcycle racer, younger brother of Joey Dunlop, dies after a crash at 47
  • 2009 Wayman Tisdale, American basketball player and smooth jazz bassist, dies from the effects of cancer at 44
  • 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
  • 2021 Fred Martinelli, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Ashland University 1959-93), dies at 92
  • 2022 Stevan Ostojić, Serbian soccer striker (2 caps Yugoslavia; Red Star Belgrade) and manager (RS Belgrade), dies at 80