Deaths in Sport on May 17

  • 1920 Maitland Hathorn, South African cricketer (325 runs in 12 Tests South African 1901-11), dies at 42
  • 1955 Alan Fairfax, cricketer (10 Tests for Australia 1928-31), dies
  • 1955 Leslie Hylton, cricketer (West Indies quickie 1939), hung for murder
  • 1960 Ioannis Georgiadis, Greek fencer (Olympic 1896 gold), dies at 84
  • 1963 John Wilce, physician and former head football coach at the Ohio State University (b. 1888)
  • 1992 Warren Neal Boxer, dies of AIDS at 34
  • 1996 Rusi Modi, cricketer (736 runs 10 post-war Tests for India), dies
  • 1996 Scott Evans Brayton, racing car driver, dies at 37
  • 1996 Willi Daume, olympic organiser, dies at 82
  • 2002 Ladislao Kubala, Hungarian-Spanish footballer (b. 1927)
  • 2003 Frank "Pop" Ivy, American and Canadian football coach (b. 1916)
  • 2011 Harmon Killebrew, American baseball player (b. 1936)
  • 2013 Ken Venturi, American golfer and sports broadcaster, dies from multiple infections at 82