Deaths in Sport on October 13

  • 1951 Willie Quaife, British cricketer who set county records for his age (7 Tests for England, 228 runs), dies at 79
  • 1966 'Father' Charles Marriott, English cricketer (one Test for England, 11 wickets), dies at 71
  • 1971 Stafford Smythe, Canadian NHL executive (President Toronto Maple Leafs 1961–69, 1970-71), dies from an acute stomach ulcer at 50
  • 1974 Sam Rice, American Baseball HOF outfielder (World Series 1924; AL stolen base leader 1920; Washington Senators 1915-33), dies from cancer at 84
  • 1984 George 'High Pockets' Kelly, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (World Series 1921, 22; NL HR leader 1921; NY Giants), dies from a stroke at 89
  • 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, Canadian conductor, dies at 79
  • 2008 Alexei Cherepanov, Russian hockey player (b. 1989)
  • 2012 Helmut Haller, German soccer forward (33 caps West Germany; FC Augsburg, Bologna FC, Juventus), dies from Parkinson's disease and dementia at 73
  • 2020 Augusto Matine, Portuguese soccer midfielder (9 caps; Benfica, Vitória de Setúbal) and manager (Mozambique national team), dies at 73
  • 2021 Norm Provan, Australian rugby league second rower (14 Tests; St. George RLFC NSWRL Premiers 1956-66; 13th Immortal) and coach (St. George, Parramatta, Cronulla), dies at 89
  • 2021 Otis Armstrong, American College Football HOF running back (Purdue; All-Pro 1974; Pro Bowl 1974, 76; Denver Broncos), dies at 70
  • 2021 Ray Fosse, American baseball catcher (MLB All-Star, Gold Glove Award 1970, 71 Cleveland Indians; World Series Oakland A's 1973, 74) and broadcaster (Oakland A's NBC), dies of cancer at 74