On This Day

Deaths in Sport on November 16

  • 1944 Charles Kelleway, Australian cricket all-rounder (26 Tests, 3 x 100s, 52 wickets, 24 catches), 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, American baseball relief pitcher (World Series 1965; MLB All Star 1973; LA Dodgers), dies of injuries suffered in car accident at 50
  • 1997 Headley Keith, South African cricket batsman (8 Tests @ 21.19; Natal), dies at 70
  • 2006 Geoff Griffin, South African cricket fast bowler (2 Tests; first RSA Test hat-trick 1960; throwing controversy), dies at 67
  • 2009 Robert J. Frankel, American thoroughbred race horse trainer (5 x Eclipse Award for Outstanding Trainer; US Champion Trainer by earnings 1993, 2002, 03), dies from leukemia at 68
  • 2010 Britton Chance, American molecular biologist and yachtsman (Olympic gold 5½m Class 1952), dies at 97
  • 2012 Bob Scott, New Zealand rugby union fullback (17 Tests; Auckland RU), 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; NSW), dies from cancer at 79
  • 2015 Bert Olmstead, Canadian Hockey HOF left wing (Stanley Cup, Montreal Canadiens 1953, 56, 57, 58; Toronto Maple Leafs 1962), dies from stroke complications at 89
  • 2017 Ferdie Pacheco, American physician (cornerman for Mohammad Ali) and boxing analyst (NBC, Showtime), dies at 89
  • 2020 Antonis Georgiadis, Greek soccer manager (Greece, South Africa; AEK Athens, Olympiacos), dies at 87