On This Day

Deaths in Sport on November 16

  • 1944 Charles Kelleway, Australian cricketer (26 Tests 1910-1928), dies at 58
  • 1964 Piet Moeskops, Dutch track cyclist (world sprint champion 1921-24, 26), dies at 71
  • 1979 Bert Baston, American College Football Hall of Fame end (University of Minnesota), dies at 84
  • 1987 Jim Brewer, Major League Baseball relief pitcher (b. 1937)
  • 1994 David Rayner, cyclist, dies
  • 1997 Headley Keith, South African cricket batsman (8 Tests @ 21.19), dies at 70
  • 1997 Russ "Mad Monk" Meyer, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), dies at 74
  • 2005 Preston Robert Tisch, American NFL co-owner (NY Giants), dies at 79
  • 2006 Geoff Griffin, South African cricket fast bowler (2 Tests; first RSA Test hat-trick 1960; throwing controversy), dies at 67
  • 2009 Antonio de Nigris, Mexican footballer (b. 1978)
  • 2009 Robert J. Frankel, American thoroughbred race horse trainer, dies at 68
  • 2010 Britton Chance, American molecular biologist and yachtsman (b. 1913)
  • 2012 Bob Scott, New Zealand Rugby player, dies at 91
  • 2013 Arne Pedersen, Norwegian soccer inside forward (40 caps; Fredrikstad), dies at 82
  • 2014 Ian Craig, Australian cricket batsman and captain (11 Tests), dies from cancer at 79
  • 2015 Bert Olmstead, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 89
  • 2017 Ferdie Pacheco, American boxer and physician (the "Fight Doctor"), dies at 89
  • 2020 Antonis Georgiadis, Greek soccer manager (Greece, South Africa; AEK Athens, Olympiacos), dies at 87