On This Day

Deaths in Sport on May 19

  • 1890 Gus Kempis, South African cricketer (South Africa's 1st Test), dies of fever at 24
  • 1903 Arthur Shrewsbury, English cricket batsman (23 Tests [7 captain]; 1277 runs @ 35 47; Nottinghamshire), dies at 47
  • 1915 Bob Ferguson, Scottish golfer (British Open 1880-82), dies at 69
  • 1924 Billy Zulch, cricketer (South African batsman scored 2 Test centuries), dies
  • 1958 Archie Scott-Brown, English race car driver (b. 1927)
  • 1970 Ray Schalk, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (World Series 1917; Chicago White Sox) and manager (Chicago WS), dies from cancer at 78
  • 1978 George Gladstone, cricketer (one Test WI v England 1930), dies
  • 1993 S W Sohoni, cricketer (4 Tests for India), dies
  • 1993 Ranga Sohoni, Indian cricket all-rounder (4 Tests, top score 29 no, 2 wickets), dies from a heart attack at 75
  • 1994 Luis Ocana, Spanish cyclist (Tour de France 1973), commits suicide at 48
  • 1996 Giovanni "John" Beradino, American MLB infielder (St. Louis Browns, Cleveland Indians) and actor (General Hospital), dies from pancreatic cancer at 79
  • 2007 Bernard Blaut, Polish soccer midfielder (36 caps; KP Legia Warsaw, FC Metz) and manager (UAE), dies at 67
  • 2012 Bob Boozer, College/Basketball Hall of Fame forward (Olympic gold 1960), dies of a brain aneurysm at 75
  • 2014 Jack Brabham AO, OBE, Australian auto racer and team owner (World F1 champion 1959-60, 66), dies of liver disease at 88