On This Day

Deaths in Sport on November 14

  • 1909 Joshua Slocum, Canadian-American seaman and adventurer, departs from Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, sailing south for the winter, and is lost at sea, at 65
  • 1929 Joe McGinnity, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (World Series 1905; 5 × NL wins leader; NL ERA leader 1904; Baltimore Orioles, NY Giants), dies at 58
  • 1937 Jack O'Connor, American baseball player (b. 1869)
  • 1965 George Bissett, South African cricketer (25 wickets in 4 Tests for South Africa), dies at 60
  • 1967 C. K. Nayudu, Indian cricketer (7 Tests for India in 30's), dies at 72
  • 1971 William Bendeck, Bolivian rally driver (b. 1934)
  • 1979 Bill Farrimond, England cricket wicket-keeper (4 Tests 1930-35), dies
  • 1981 Robert Bradford, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1941)
  • 1992 Earnest FH Happel, East German soccer/trainer/coach, dies
  • 1992 Joop Van Nellen, Dutch soccer forward (27 caps; DHC Delft), dies at 82
  • 1995 Les Horvath, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback and halfback (Heisman Trophy 1944; first Ohio State player to win the award; National C'ship 1942), dies of heart failure at 74

Person of interestEddie Arcaro

1997 Eddie Arcaro, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (Triple Crown 1941 Whirlaway, 1948 Citation), dies of liver cancer at 81

Racing Hall of Fame Jockey Eddie Arcaro
Racing Hall of Fame Jockey
Eddie Arcaro
  • 2001 Juan Carlos Lorenzo, Argentine footballer (b. 1922)
  • 2009 Bruce Wells, English boxer (European amateur light middleweight champion 1953) & actor (Dr. Who 1965-73), dies at 76
  • 2010 Wes Santee, American middle distance runner, dies at 78
  • 2012 Brian Davies, Australia Rugby League player, dies at 82
  • 2016 Gardnar Mulloy, American tennis player (5-time Grand Slam doubles champion), dies of a stroke at 102