On This Day

Deaths in Sport on November 22

  • 1946 Bertie Rose-Innes, cricketer (South Africa's Test), dies
  • 1954 Roderick McMahon, Professional Wrestling/Boxing Booker (b. 1882)

Person of interestMolla Mallory

1959 Molla Bjurstedt Mallory, American-Norwegian tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1915-18, 20-22, 26), dies at 75

Tennis Player and Eight-Time U.S. Open Champion Molla Mallory
Tennis Player and Eight-Time U.S. Open Champion
Molla Mallory
  • 1963 Claude Floquet, cricketer (Test for South Africa), dies
  • 1977 Reg Perks, England cricket pace bowler (1938-39), dies
  • 1980 Herbert Wade, cricketer (South African batsman & captain 1935-36), dies
  • 1981 Jack Fingleton, Australian cricket batsman (18 Tests, 1,189 runs @ 42.46, 5 x 100s), dies at 73
  • 1986 Dinny Pails, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ship 1947), dies at 65
  • 1989 Rajindernath, Indian cricketer wicketkeeper (1 Test), dies
  • 1994 Charles Fortune, South African cricket commentator, dies
  • 2000 Emil Zátopek, Czech distance runner (4 x Olympic gold 1948, 52), dies of a stroke at 78
  • 2002 C. S. Nayudu, Indian cricketer (brother of C K, 11 Tests as leggie), dies at 88
  • 2005 Bruce Hobbs, American jockey (youngest to ride winner of English Grand National on Battleship 1938), dies at 84
  • 2006 Pat Dobson, American baseball player (b. 1942)
  • 2010 Jean Cione, American All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player (b. 1928)
  • 2013 Reg Simpson, English cricket batsman (27 Tests; best 156no v Australia 1951), dies at 93
  • 2020 Ray Prosser, Welsh rugby union prop (22 caps Wales, 1 British & Irish Lions; Pontypool) and coach (Pontypool RFC 1969-87), dies at 93
  • 2020 Maurice Setters, English soccer wing half (West Bromwich Albion, Manchester United, Stoke City) and manager (Doncaster Rovers), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 83