On This Day

Deaths in Sport on November 19

  • 1917 Basil Grieve, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests England v South Africa 1889), dies
  • 1935 F S Gough-Calthorpe, cricketer (England captain v WI 1930), dies
  • 1971 Bill Stern, American sportscaster (first televised college football game), dies of a heart attack at 64
  • 1973 Cyril Allcott, cricketer (6 Tests for NZ, 113 runs & 6 wickets), dies
  • 1985 Lall Singh, cricketer (Test for India 1932), dies
  • 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
  • 2011 Basil D'Oliveira, English cricket all-rounder (44 Tests, 2,484 @ 40.06, 47 wickets), dies form Parkinson's disease at 80

Person of interestJana Novotna

2017 Jana Novotná, Czech tennis player (Wimbledon 1998), dies of cancer at 49

Tennis Player & Wimbledon Champion Jana Novotna
Tennis Player & Wimbledon Champion
Jana Novotna
  • 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