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

Sam Snead

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

  • 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
  • 2020 Eddie Sutton, Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Creighton, Arkansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma State; first coach to take 4 schools to NCAA tournament), dies at 84
  • 2021 Bob Fulton, Australian rugby league five eighth (35 Tests; Manly, Warrington, Easts; RL Immortal) and coach (39 Tests Australia; Manly, Easts), dies from cancer at 73
  • 2021 Ron Hill, British athlete (Boston Marathon, 1970; Commonwealth Games marathon gold, 1970), dies at 82
  • 2021 Max Mosley, British auto racer and lawyer (President Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile [FIA] 1993-2009), dies from cancer at 81
  • 2022 Wendell, Brazilian soccer goalkeeper (7 caps; Botafogo, Fluminense FC, Santa Cruz FC), dies at 74