On This Day

Deaths in Sport on October 23

Person of interestW. G. Grace

1915 W. G. Grace, English cricket all-rounder and captain (22 Tests; 54,896 runs over record 44 first class seasons; Gloucestershire), dies of a heart attack at 67

Cricketer W. G. Grace
Cricketer
W. G. Grace
  • 2001 Daniel Wildenstein, French art dealer and racehorse owner, dies at 84
  • 2004 Robert Merrill [Moishe Miller], American operatic baritone and actor (NY Metropolitan Opera), dies at 87
  • 2008 Kevin Finnegan, British Middleweight Boxing Champion (b. 1948)
  • 2010 Francis Crippen, American long-distance swimmer (b. 1984)
  • 2011 Marco Simoncelli, Italian motorcycle racer (250cc World Championship 2008), dies in a track accident at 24
  • 2015 Jim [James Wilfred] Roberts, Canadian NHL defenceman (1st Blues draft pick), dies at 75
  • 2019 Bernie Parrish, American NFL cornerback (Pro Bowl 1960, 63; Cleveland Browns; best-selling book, 'They Call It A Game'), dies of prostate cancer at 83