On This Day

Deaths in Sport on November 19

  • 1917 Basil Grieve, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests England v South Africa 1889), dies
  • 1935 Freddie Calthorpe, English cricketer (England captain v WI 1930), dies of cancer at 43
  • 1971 Bill Stern, American sportscaster (first televised college football game), dies of a heart attack at 64
  • 1973 Cyril Allcott, New Zealand cricket all-rounder (6 Tests, 113 runs @ 22.6, 6 wickets; Auckland), dies at 77
  • 1976 Wayne Millner, American NFL Hall of Fame football end, 1936-45 (Boston/Washington Redskins), and US Navy WWII veteran, dies of a heart attack at 63
  • 1985 Lall Singh, Indian cricketer (Test for India 1932), dies
  • 1996 Denis Jenkinson, British motor racing journalist, dies at 74
  • 2002 George Fullerton, South African cricketer (South African keeper-batsman 1947-51), dies at 79
  • 2003 Ian Geoghegan, Australian racing driver (b. 1940)
  • 2007 Mike Gregory, English rugby league footballer, dies from progressive muscular atrophy at 43
  • 2007 Jim Ringo, American NFL center (Green Bay, Philadelphia), dies at 75
  • 2008 Carole Caldwell Graebner, American tennis player (US Open doubles 1965, Australian Open doubles 1966), dies of cancer at 65
  • 2010 Pat Burns, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame coach (Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins; Stanley Cup 2002-03 New Jersey Devils), dies from cancer at 58
  • 2011 Basil D'Oliveira, English cricket all-rounder (44 Tests, 2,484 @ 40.06, 47 wickets), dies form Parkinson's disease at 80

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2017 Jana Novotná, Czech tennis player (Wimbledon 1998; WTA Tour C'ship 1997), dies of cancer at 49

  • 2020 André Quilis, French rugby union flanker (5 caps; RC Narbonne), dies at 79
  • 2020 Jake Scott, American College Football Hall of Fame safety (Uni of Georgia; 5×Pro Bowl; 2×First-team All-Pro; Super Bowl 1972 [MVP], 73; Miami Dolphins), dies from head injuries in a fall at 75
  • 2021 Don Kojis, American basketball forward (NBA All-Star 1968, 69; Detroit Pistons, SD Rockets, Seattle SuperSonics), dies at 82