On This Day

Deaths in Sport on May 18

  • 1953 Tom Killick, English cricketer (at the crease 2 Tests for Eng 1929), dies at 69
  • 1956 Maurice Tate, English cricketer (39 Tests for England, 155 wickets), dies at 60
  • 1963 Ernie Davis, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (1st African-American to win Heisman Trophy 1961, Syracuse), dies of leukemia at 23
  • 1974 Dan Topping, American baseball team owner (NY Yankees), dies at 61
  • 1985 Harald Andersson, Swedish discus thrower (world record 52.42m 1934), dies at 78
  • 1996 Simon Weinstock, English businessman & racehorse owner, dies at 44
  • 1999 Betty Robinson, American runner, dies at 87