On This Day

Deaths in Sport on October 10

  • 1871 Octavius Catto, American educator (Institute for Colored Youth, 1859-71), civil rights activist, and baseball player (Philadelphia Pythians, 1865-71), killed in election day race riot in Philadelphia at 32
  • 1893 Lip Pike, American baseball player, dies at 48
  • 1938 Lord Hawke [Martin Bladen Hawke], English cricketer (England batsman 1890's), dies at 78

Person of interestCharlotte Cooper

1966 Charlotte Cooper, British tennis player (1st female Olympic champion 1900; Wimbledon 1895-96, 98, 1901, 08), dies at 96

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • 1978 Ralph Metcalfe, American athlete, politician (Rep-D-Ill; joint world record 100m, Olympic gold 4x100m relay 1936), dies of a heart attack at 68
  • 1980 Walter Keeton, cricketer (opening bat in 2 Test for Eng 1934-39), dies
  • 1990 Dick Jorgensen, NFL referee, dies at 56
  • 1995 Edward Gill, baseball player, dies at 100
  • 2004 Ken Caminiti, MLB third baseman, 1987-2001, (Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, and 3 other teams; NL MVP- 1996), dies of a drug overdose at 41
  • 2008 Sid Hudson, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1941, 42; Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox), dies at 93
  • 2012 Alex Karras, American NFL player, dies from kidney failure at 77
  • 2020 Vasili Kulkov, Russian soccer defensive utility (20 caps Soviet Union, 21 Russia; Spartak Moscow, Benfica), dies from cancer at 54