On This Day

Deaths in Sport on October 13

  • 1951 W G (Billy) Quaife, cricketer (7 Tests for England, 228 runs), dies
  • 1966 Father Marriott, cricketer (one Test for England, 11 wickets), dies
  • 1971 Stafford Smythe, Canadian NHL executive (President Toronto Maple Leafs 1961–69, 1970-71), dies from an acute stomach ulcer at 50
  • 1985 Jack Wilson, Australian cricket spin bowler (1 Test; 43 wickets on England Tour 1956), dies at 64
  • 1988 Mike Venezia, jockey, dies in 5th-race fall at Belmont Race Track, NY
  • 1995 Golfredo Corradetti, conductor, dies at 79
  • 2008 Alexei Cherepanov, Russian hockey player (b. 1989)
  • 2012 Helmut Haller, German footballer, dies from Parkinson's disease and dementia at 73