On This Day

Deaths in Sport on May 28

  • 1959 Herbie Collins, Australian cricket all-rounder and captain (19 Tests, 1,352 runs @ 45.06, 4 x 100s), dies at 71
  • 1968 Corbett Davis, American NFL football fullback, 1938-42 (Cleveland Rams), dies of a ruptured spleen in a boating accident at 53
  • 1993 Charles Barnett, English cricketer (20 Tests for England), dies at 82
  • 1994 Julius Boros, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1968, US Open 1952, 63), dies of heart attack at 74
  • 1999 Henry Carlsson, Swedish soccer (Olympic gold 1948), dies at 81
  • 2006 Thorleif Schjelderup, Norwegian author and ski jumper (b. 1920)
  • 2007 Marquise Hill, American football player (b. 1982)
  • 2021 Mark Eaton, American basketball center (NBA All-Star 1989; NBA Defensive Player of the Year 1985, 89; Utah Jazz), dies after a bicycle accident at 64