On This Day

Deaths in Sport on May 23

  • 1954 H R Bromley-Davenport, cricketer (batted in 4 Tests for England), dies
  • 1965 Earl Webb, American baseball outfielder (MLB Record: 67 doubles, single season 1931; Boston Red Sox), dies at 67

Person of interestSam Snead

2002 Sam Snead, American golfer ((7 PGA Tour major titles; US Masters 1949, 52, 54), dies of a stroke at 89

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead
  • 2006 Kazimierz Górski, Polish footballer (b. 1921)
  • 2010 Jose Lima, Dominican baseball player (b. 1972)
  • 2017 Cortez Kennedy, American NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks)dies at 48
  • 2018 László Tábori, Hungarian middle/long distance runner (1,500m world record 1955), dies at 86