On This Day

Deaths in Sport on September 12

Person of interestPeter Mark Roget

1869 Peter Mark Roget, British lexicographer (Roget's Thesaurus) and inventor (slide rule, pocket chessboard), dies at 90

Lexicographer and Inventor Peter Mark Roget
Lexicographer and Inventor
Peter Mark Roget
  • 1913 Major R B Stewart, cricketer (scored 4 & 9 in S Afr's 1st Test), dies
  • 1917 Eric Lundie, cricketer (WWI Test South Africa v England 1914), dies
  • 1953 Frederick Kuys, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1898), dies
  • 1963 Ben Sealey, cricketer (one Test WI v England 1933), dies
  • 1975 Doc Alexander, American College Football Hall of Fame guard (Syracuse; All Pro 1921, 22; Rochester Jeffersons; NFL C'ship 1925; NY Giants), dies at 78
  • 1979 Denis Smith, cricketer (England left-handed batsman 1935), dies
  • 1999 Bill Quackenbush, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman (8 x NHL All-Star; Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings) and coach (Princeton), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 77
  • 2009 Jack Kramer, American tennis player (Wimbledon 1947, US Open 1946, 47), dies of cancer at 88
  • 2010 Giulio Zignoli, Italian footballer (b. 1946)
  • 2011 Alexander Galimov, Russian ice hockey player (b. 1985)