On This Day

Deaths in Sport on November 23

  • 1911 Bernard Tancred, South African cricketer (87 runs in 1888-89 South Africa v England), dies at 46
  • 1916 Leonard Moon, cricketer (WW I 4 Tests for England 1905-06), dies
  • 1934 Giovanni Brunero, Italian cyclist (b. 1895)
  • 1943 Ernie Jones, Australian cricket fast bowler (19 Tests, 64 wickets; first bowler to be called for throwing in a Test), dies at 74
  • 1948 Hack Wilson, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (MLB single season record 191 RBI 1930), dies of internal haemorrhaging at 48
  • 1967 Freddie Martin, cricket WI batsman, (9 Tests 486 runs 1 century), dies
  • 1971 Lisle Nagel, Australian cricket opening bowler (1932), dies
  • 1980 Herby Wade, cricketer (South African capt 10 Tests 1935-36), dies
  • 1990 Bo Diaz, catcher, crushed to death by a satellite dish at 37
  • 1995 Frank Hammond, tennis umpire, dies of ALS at 66
  • 2001 Bo Belinsky, American baseball pitcher (no-hitter 1962; LA Angels), dies from bladder cancer at 64
  • 2005 Frank Gatski, American football player (b. 1919)
  • 2006 Willie Pep, American boxer (b. 1922)
  • 2007 Joe Kennedy, American baseball player (b. 1979)
  • 2007 Óscar Carmelo Sánchez, Bolivian footballer (b. 1971)
  • 2007 Pat Walsh, New Zealand rugby union utility back, selector (14 caps), dies at 71
  • 2011 Jim Rathmann, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1960; Race of Two Worlds at Monza 1958), dies after a seizure at 83
  • 2014 Dorothy May Bundy-Cheney, American tennis player, dies at 98
  • 2016 Ralph Branca, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1947–49; pitched “Shot Heard Round the World”), dies at 90
  • 2016 Peggy Kirk, American golfer, (Titleholders Championship 1949), dies at 95
  • 2020 Anele Ngcongca, South African soccer defender (53 caps; Genk), dies in a car accident at 33