Deaths in Sport on October 18

  • 1862 James Creighton, amateur American baseball player, dies of ruptured bladder from hitting home run on Oct 14th
  • 1932 Ioannis Chrysafis, Greek gymnast (b. 1873)
  • 1945 Fred Hovey, American tennis player (US Nationals 1895), dies at 77
  • 1959 Boughera El Ouafi, Algerian athlete and marathoner (Olympic gold 1928), shot to death in a cafe at 61
  • 1972 Ken Wishart, cricketer (WI opening batsman in one Test 1935), dies
  • 1977 Rolph Grant, West Indian cricketer (West Indian captain on 1939 England tour), dies at 67
  • 1978 Frank Woolley, English cricket all-rounder (64 Tests, 5 x 100, 23 x 50, HS 154, 83 wickets, BB 7/76; Kent CCC), dies at 91
  • 1983 Vijay Manjrekar, Indian cricketer (55 Tests for India), dies at 52
  • 1983 Willie Jones, American baseball third baseman (MLB All Star 1950, 51; Philadelphia Phillies), dies from cancer at 58
  • 2001 Micheline Ostermeyer, French athlete and musician (b. 1922)
  • 2005 Bill King, American sports broadcaster (b. 1927)
  • 2005 Johnny Haynes, English soccer forward (56 caps; Fulham 594 games), dies of a brain haemorrhage at 71
  • 2013 Allan Stanley, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman (Stanley Cup 1962-64, 67; NHL All-Star 1960, 61, 66; Toronto Maple Leafs), dies at 87
  • 2013 Bum Phillips, American football coach (Houston Oilers, New Orleans Saints), dies at 90
  • 2021 Bandula Warnapura, Sri Lankan cricket batsman (4 Tests; first SL Test captain; 12 ODIs; Bloomfield CC), dies at 68
  • 2022 Ole Ellefsæter, Norwegian cross-country skier (Olympic gold 50km & 4×10km relay 1968; World C'ship gold 4×10km relay 1966), dies from cardiac arrest at 83