Deaths in Sport on May 2

  • 1945 Joe Corbett, American baseball player, dies at 69
  • 1961 J C White, cricketer (49 wickets in 15 Tests for England 1921-31), dies
  • 1963 Jack Crawford, cricketer (469 runs & 39 wickets in 12 Tests), dies
  • 1980 Clarrie Grimmett, cricket (36 Tests for Australia, 216 wickets), dies
  • 1983 Norm Van Brocklin, American football star (b. 1926)
  • 1985 Attilio Bettega, Italian rallydriver (b.1951)
  • 1986 Henri Toivonen, Finnish rally driver, dies in an accident at 29
  • 1996 Peter John Swales, football club chairman, dies at 63
  • 1998 Justin Fashanu, English footballer (b. 1961)
  • 2012 Junior Seau, NFL inside linebacker, commits suicide at 43
  • 2018 Bill Torrey, Canadian ice hockey executive (New York Islanders, Florida Panthers), dies at 83
  • 2018 Cliff Watson, English rugby league footballer (St Helens, Cronulla-Sutherland, national team), dies of cancer at 78