Deaths in Sport on May 18

  • 1953 Tom Killick, cricketer (at the crease 2 Tests for Eng 1929), dies
  • 1956 Maurice Tate, cricketer (39 Tests for England, 155 wickets), dies
  • 1963 Ernie [Ernest] Davis, American football player (1st African American to win Heisman Trophy) (b. 1939) dies of leukemia aged 23
  • 1974 Daniel R Topping, US owner (NY Yankees), dies at 61
  • 1996 Simon Weinstock, businessman/racehorse owner, dies at 44
  • 1999 Betty Robinson, American runner (b. 1911)