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Joe LouisJun 19, 1946

Elgin BaylorJun 28, 1973

Arthur AsheDec 15, 1992

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Sports - Historical Events
Date Event
1883-05-01

NY Athletic Club hires Bob Rogers as 1st American pro sports trainer

1904-01-28

1st college sports letters given to Seniors who played on University of Chicago's football team are awarded blankets with letter "C" on them

1921-04-11

First sports broadcast on the radio takes place.

1931-04-20

British House of Commons agrees for sports play on Sunday

1933-10-01

Antwerp Sports arena opens

1933-11-07

Pennsylvania voters overturn blue law, by permitting Sunday sports

1939-05-17

1st sports telecast-Columbia vs Princeton-college baseball

1939-07-09

A meeting of 6,000 Indians, held at the Indian Sports Ground in Johannesburg South Africa, launch the Passive Resistance Campaign against apartheid and racial policy in South Africa

1946-06-19

1st TV sports/boxing spectacular-Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn

1949-07-02

"Red Barber's Clubhouse" sports show premieres on CBS (later NBC) TV

1950-01-23

AP picks "Miracle Braves" of 1914 as greatest sports upset

1952-09-23

1st closed circuit pay-TV telecast of a sports event

1954-08-16

"Sports Illustrated" magazine begins publishing

1956-02-05

NY Mayor Robert Wagner & Bkln Boro Pres Frank Cashmore sponsor a bill to create a $30M Brooklyn Sports Center Authority to build

1957-08-05

Bkln Sports Authority gets an engineering report on 50,000-seat stadium in downtown area for estimated $207 million

1960-07-16

205,000 (record sports attend) see Brazil-Uruguay World Cup soccer

1961-04-29

ABC's "Wide World of Sports" debuts

1962-05-28

Wide World of Sports with Chris Schenkel premieres on CBS radio

1964-11-03

Phila voters approve $25 million to build a new sports stadium

1967-12-01

Pacific Northwest Sports awarded AL expansion franchise (Seattle)

1970-03-21

Vinko Bogataj crashes during a ski-jumping championship in Germany; his image becomes that of the "agony of defeat guy" in the opening credits of ABC's Wide World of Sports.

1972-06-23

Pres Nixon signs act barring sex discrimination in college sports

1973-06-28

Black Sports Hall of Fame forms: Paul Robeson, Elgin Baylor, Jesse Owens, Jim Brown, Wilma Rudolph, Joe Louis & Althea Gibson elected

1973-08-26

David Eisenhower writes his last sports column

1974-07-07

New Zealand imposes a blanket ban on sports teams from South Africa

1975-03-19

Penn is 1st state to allow girls to compete with boys in HS sports

1975-08-22

McNichols Sports Arena in Denver opens

1975-10-25

Denver Nuggets 1st game at McNichols Sports Arena beat St Louis Spirits

1977-11-06

1st Emmy Sports Award presentation

1979-02-13

2nd Emmy Sports Award presentation

1979-09-07

The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) makes its debut.

1980-01-08

NCAA decides to sponsor women's championships in 5 sports

1980-03-14

3rd Emmy Sports Award presentation

1980-09-18

'Les Miserables' opens at Palais des Sports, Paris

1981-09-21

Enterprise Radio (all sports) goes off the air

1981-12-15

4th Emmy Sports Award presentation

1982-03-01

5th Emmy Sports Award presentation

1983-11-06

Chako Higuchi wins LPGA Sports Nippon Team Match Golf Tournament

1983-11-30

6th Emmy Sports Award presentation

1984-11-01

1st NBA game at LA Memorial Sports Arena - Clipper beat Knick, 107-105

1985-08-12

7th Emmy Sports Award presentation

1985-12-20

Sportscaster Howard Cosell retires from television sports after 20 years with ABC

1987-07-01

NYC radio station WFAN-AM becomes 1st 24 hour all sports radio

1987-09-29

8th Emmy Sports Award presentation

1988-07-13

9th Emmy Sports Award presentation

1988-09-11

Sports Aid-jogging to feed the world

1989-02-03

Bill White named NL president; 1st black major-league sports head

1989-04-10

10th Emmy Sports Award presentation

1989-10-21

1st black owners (Betram Lee & Peter Bynoe) to own a major sports team, purchasing Denver Nuggets for $65m

1990-01-01

Sports News Network begins operation on cable TV

1990-01-31

1st ever all-sports daily "National" begins publishing

1990-04-23

11th Emmy Sports Award presentation

1991-04-03

12th Emmy Sports Award presentation

1991-05-06

Phillie Lenny Dykstra slams his sports car into 2 trees

1991-06-13

The National, 1st all-sports daily newspaper, ceases publication

1992-12-15

Arthur Ashe is named Sports Illustrated Sportman of Year

1993-04-13

14th Emmy Sports Award presentation

1994-04-19

15th Emmy Sports Award presentation

1995-04-25

16th Emmy Sports Award presentation

1995-05-06

Classic Sports Network begins on cable TV

1996-04-06

Albert Belle shows off his arm by hitting Sports Illustrated photographer Tony Tomsic in the hand prior to a game

1997-10-28

NBA announces hiring of Dee Kantner & Violet Palmer as 1st women to officiate a major-league all-male sports league

2000-12-24

The Texas 7 hold up a sports store in Irving, Texas. Police officer Aubrey Hawkins is shot during the robbery.

2001-05-09

In Ghana 129 football fans die in what became known as the Accra Sports Stadium Disaster. The deaths were caused by a stampede (caused by the firing of teargas by police personnel at the stadium)that followed a controversial decision by the referee handling a crucial match between arch-rivals Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko.

2005-02-16

2004-05 NHL season is canceled by league commissioner Gary Bettman. This was the first time that a North American professional sports league had to cancel a season due to a labor dispute

2005-04-02

James Stewart Jr. becomes first African American to win a major motor sports event.

2012-05-01

Guggenheim Partners make the largest ever purchase of a sports franchise after buying the Los Angeles Dodgers for $2.1 billion

2013-01-27

7 people are killed and 3 are injured after a retaining wall collapses during a football match at the Ugur Sports Facility, Turkey

2016-02-14

Sports Illustrated has 3 swimsuit cover models this year

2016-12-31

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Sports - Notable Birthdays

Jack BuckAug 21, 1924

Roone ArledgeJul 8, 1931

John MaddenApr 10, 1936

Kim AlexisJul 15, 1960

Michael JordanFeb 17, 1963

Jay OnraitAug 29, 1974

Dan O'TooleSep 10, 1975

Sports - Birthdays
Date Event
1850-09-02

Albert Spaulding, baseball player/founded Spaulding sports company

1870-11-21

Sigfrid Edström, Swedish sports official (d. 1964)

1876-01-03

Wilhelm Pieck, Youth Sports Festival

1877-02-27

Walter Briggs, Sr., American entrepreneur and sports team owner (d. 1952)

1880-03-22

Ernie Quigley, Canadian-American sports official (d. 1960)

1882-07-08

George Odom, Columbia World of Sports: Jockeys Up

1884-09-26

J. P. Bickell, Canadian businessman and sports team owner (d. 1951)

1885-03-06

Ringgold "Ring" Lardner, US sports writer (You Know Me Al)

1887-10-11

Willie Hoppe, Columbia World of Sports 4801: The Willie Hoppe Story

1888-04-18

Arnold Lunn, Sports, Persecution, and Christians

1893-05-08

Teddy Wakelam, English sports broadcaster and rugby union player (d. 1963)

1898-02-27

Allison Danzig, sports writer (Tennis Pictorial History)

1901-07-02

Arthur Rex Alston, sports commentator

1906-11-04

Bob Considine, sports columnist (Bob Feller Story)

1907-02-11

E W Swanton, author & sports commentator

1907-06-18

Farid Sumaika, Water Sports

1907-07-01

Bill Stern, Columbia World of Sports: Rodeo Daredevils

1907-08-27

Frank Leahy, Columbia World of Sports: College Champions

1907-10-14

Barend Barendse, Dutch sports reporter

1908-02-17

Walter L "Red" Barber, Miss, sports announcer (Bkln Dodgers, NY Yanks)

1909-12-11

John Wyer, English sports car racing team manager (d.1989)

1910-02-21

Eddie Waring, British sports commentator (d. 1986)

1910-05-06

Jimmie Stout, Columbia World of Sports: Jockeys Up

1911-03-30

Lester Stoefen, Screen Snapshots Series 19, No. 9: Sports in Hollywood

1912-01-20

Walter Briggs, Jr., American sports executive (d. 1970)

1912-07-01

Roy McKelvie, soldier/sports writer

1913-02-09

Leo van der Kar, masseur/businessman/founder (Sports funds)

1915-06-13

Don Budge, Columbia Sports Reel: Tennis Wizards

1915-08-28

Max Robertson, British sports commentator

1916-01-24

Jack Brickhouse, American sports broadcaster (d. 1998)

1916-08-06

Michael Burke, sports executive (NY Yankees, NY Knicks)

1916-08-21

Wayne Wright, Columbia World of Sports: Jockeys Up

1918-02-01

Irving Robbin, ABC's Wide World of Sports

1918-02-22

Charlie Finley, American sports entrepreneur (d. 1996)

1918-03-18

Bob Broeg, American sports writer (d. 2005)

1919-05-05

Lou Pagliaro, Columbia World of Sports: Racquet Wizards

1920-08-12

Peter West, British sports commentator

1921-09-24

Jim McKay, Phila Pa, sportscaster (ABC's Wide World of Sports)

1922-03-13

Jim Rodger, sports writer

1923-09-08

Alan Weeks, sports commentator

1924-08-21

Jack Buck, Holyoke Massachusetts, American sports announcer (St. Louis Cardinals)

1925-06-16

Richard Jacobs, philanthropist/sports owner (Cleveland Indians)

1926-04-26

David Coleman, sports commentator

1926-09-03

Bill Flemming, sportscaster (ABC's Wide World of Sports)

1927-03-18

George Plimpton, NYC, sports writer (Paper Lion)

1927-12-08

Frank Tripucka, Great Sports Dynasties of the Century

1928-05-19

Anthony C B Chapman, England, sports car builder/autoracer (Formula 1)

1929-03-06

Nancy Chaffee, Sports Parade: Glamour in Tennis

1929-07-20

Mike Ilitch, American businessman and sports executive

1930-02-26

Vic Janowicz, Fox Movietone Sports: Mel Allen's Football Review

1930-10-10

Judit Temes, Youth Sports Festival

1930-11-06

Mark McCormack, Playing the Field: Sports and Sex in America

1930-11-23

Dick Kazmaier, Fox Movietone Sports: Mel Allen's Football Review

1931-02-08

Bill Jauss, The Sports Writers on TV

1931-04-09

Bill Gilbert, Wash DC, sports author (They Also Served, Big E)

1931-04-29

Don Leo Jonathan, Columbia World of Sports: Assault and Mat-tery

1931-05-28

Raymond Miquel, chairman (Scottish Sports Council)

1931-07-08

Roone Arledge, New York City New York, American President of ABC Sports (Monday Night Football)

1931-09-23

Ruud van den Hende, sports reporter

1931-11-25

Dickie Jeeps, English rugby international/chairman Sports Council

1933-04-05

Larry Felser, American sports columnist

1933-04-30

Dickie Davies, The Muhammad Ali Talk-In International Sports Special

1933-05-04

J. Fred Duckett, Texan sports announcer and teacher

1934-05-22

Arne Harris, American television sports director (d. 2001)

1934-08-13

Gary Davidson, US sports league founder (ABA, WHA, WFL)

1934-9-17

Maureen Connolly, Sports Parade: Glamour in Tennis

1934-9-27

Dick Schaap, Great Sports Dynasties of the Century

1936-04-10

John Madden, Austin Minnesota, NFL coach (Oakland Raiders)/sports commentator (CBS, FOX)

1937-06-07

Bert sugar, Washington D.C., sports writer (Sting like a Bee), (d. 2012)

1937-07-11

Alan Pultz, ABC's Wide World of Sports

1938-01-16

Robert Lipsyte, Playing the Field: Sports and Sex in America

1939-06-11

Jackie Stewart, Scotland, driver/sports announcer (27 Grand Prix)

1940-02-01

Herve Filion, sulky driver (1969 Canadian Sports Hall of Fame)

1940-11-13

Joan Haanappel, figure skater/sports reporter

1943-9-26

Ian Chappell, Wide World of Sports

1944-01-07

Arne Scheie, Norwegian sports commentator

1945-07-10

John Motson, British sports (football) commentator

1945-09-14

Martin Tyler, British sports broadcaster

1946-02-21

Bob Ryan, Boston sports columnist

1946-05-21

David Hill, Australian TV-reporter/owner (Fox Sports)

1946-06-30

Nick Charles, Sports Tonight

1947-07-28

Dick Ebersol, ABC's Wide World of Sports

1947-09-25

Cheryl Tiegs, Minnesota, model (Sports Illustrated)

1947-10-11

Thomas Boswell, American sports columnist

1947-10-13

Jerry Trupiano, American sports broadcaster

1947-11-06

Jim Rosenthal, English sports presenter

1948-07-13

Tony Kornheiser, American sports journalist

1949-01-31

Johan Derksen, Dutch footballer and sports journalist

1949-06-23

Gordon Bray, Australian sports broadcaster

1949-07-17

Charlie Steiner, American sports broadcaster

1949-10-13

Tom Mees, American sports broadcaster (d. 1996)

1949-9-12

Irina Rodnina, ABC's Wide World of Sports 30th Anniversary Special

1951-12-22

Jan Stephenson, Playing the Field: Sports and Sex in America

1952-04-12

Ralph Wiley, American sports journalist (d. 2004)

1952-05-11

Mike Lupica, American sports journalist

1952-07-27

Hannu-Pekka Hänninen, Finnish sports commentator

1953-06-22

Bruce McAvaney, Australian sports broadcaster

1953-07-20

Dan Shaughnessy, American sports writer

1953-12-08

Roy Firestone, Al Bundy Sports Spectacular

1954-07-10

Tom Pyers, The Sports Writers on TV

1954-07-10

Richard L. Gelfond, The Sports Writers on TV

1954-08-06

Paul Steigerwald, American sports announcer

1955-10-28

Fred Smith, Sports Greats: One on One with David Hartman

1955-10-28

Frank Comerford, Sports Greats: One on One with David Hartman

1955-11-30

Andy Gray, EA Sports FIFA 09

1956-12-24

Ron Pell, Southwest Sports Report

1956-9-14

Paul Allott, Sky Sports Cricket

1957-01-11

Bryan Robson, A Question of Sports

1957-01-13

Mitch Green, Wide World of Sports 35th Anniversary Special

1957-02-24

Phil McConkey, Sports Stars Episode

1957-10-09

Don Garber, American sports commissioner

1958-04-15

Jaime Bravo, Wide World of Sports 35th Anniversary Special

1958-05-14

Christine Brennan, American sports columnist

1958-07-02

Tara Solomon, Sports Illustrated for Publishing the Swimsuit Issue

1958-11-19

Michael Wilbon, sports analyst

1959-03-28

Chris Myers, Fox Sports News

1959-08-14

Gerald Fitzgerald, Water Sports Weekly

1959-09-01

Kenny Mayne, American sports journalist

1959-11-10

Linda Cohn, American sports reporter

1960-01-19

Al Joyner, Playing the Field: Sports and Sex in America

1960-07-15

Kim Alexis, Lockport NY, supermodel (Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover) and actress

1960-08-02

Linda Fratianne, Wide World of Sports 35th Anniversary Special

1960-9-02

Rex Hudler, Southern California Sports Report

1961-01-04

Sidney Green, Sports Stars Episode

1961-03-24

Dean Jones, Sky Sports Cricket

1962-05-13

Sean McDonough, American sports newscaster

1962-06-13

Hannah Storm, sports journalist (CNN, NBC)

1962-08-14

Mark Gubicza, Southern California Sports Report

1963-02-17

Michael Jordan, NBA guard/forward (Chicago Bulls) and sports superstar

1963-10-30

Todd Sand, NBC Sports Presents World Champions on Ice II

1964-02-17

Buster Olney, American sports columnist

1964-04-08

Lisa Guerrero, American sports broadcaster

1964-05-17

Sheri Howell, Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit 2007

1964-09-25

Joey Saputo, Canadian businessman and sports executive

1964-10-26

Rebecca de Alba, Premios Fox Sports 6ta Edición

1964-9-17

Ken Pisani, Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit '99

1965-03-12

Steve Levy, American sports journalist

1965-10-02

Tom Moody, Sky Sports Cricket

1965-12-24

Nancy Reno, Playing the Field: Sports and Sex in America

1966-02-20

Cindy Crawford, Dekalb Ill, super model (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit)

1966-10-26

Jeanne Zelasko, Fox Sports News

1967-01-12

Vendela [Kirsebom], Stockholm Sweden, model (Sports Illustrated 1993)

1967-02-03

Chris Therrien, Fox Sports News

1967-05-14

Valeria Marini, Rome Italy, sports commentator (Italian Soccer)

1967-10-14

Stephen A. Smith, American sports journalist

1967-12-18

Toine van Peperstraten, Dutch sports journalist

1968-01-09

Jimmy Adams, Sky Sports Cricket

1968-07-23

Stephane Seymour, model (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover-1988)

1969-04-25

Joe Buck, American sports broadcaster

1969-11-20

Chris Harris, EA Sports Cricket 2001

1969-12-23

Rob Pelinka, American sports agent

1970-06-13

Chris Cairns, EA Sports Cricket 2001

1970-10-14

Daniela Pestova, Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit '99

1970-10-25

J.A. Adande, American sports columnist

1970-11-10

Jenni Meno, NBC Sports Presents World Champions on Ice II

1970-9-02

William Millhench, Southern California Sports Report

1971-03-02

Ashlei Davis-Goetz, Southwest Sports Report

1971-03-03

Leigh Diffey, Sports Tonight

1971-10-08

Marc Ellis, Sports Cafe

1971-11-11

Paul Chaloner, English TV e-sports commentator

1971-11-20

Dion Nash, EA Sports Cricket 2001

1971-9-15

Nathan Astle, EA Sports Cricket 2001

1972-07-27

Jill Arrington, American sports reporter

1972-08-21

Geordie Wimmer, Fox Sports News

1972-9-30

Jamal Anderson, Playing the Field: Sports and Sex in America

1973-06-28

Ingrid Seynhaeve, Sports Illustrated 1994 Swimsuit Issue Video

1974-01-15

Gordon Williams, Fox Sports News

1974-05-27

Danny Wuerffel, The Southern Sports Awards 2005

1974-08-29

Jay Onrait, Athabasca Alberta, Canadian sports broadcaster (TSN, Fox Sports 1)

1974-11-07

Kris Benson, Sports Stars, Private Lives

1974-12-10

Chris Martin, EA Sports Cricket 2001

1974-9-09

Shane Crawford, Sports Stars vs Couch Potatoes

1975-01-06

Steve Pick, Kinect Sports: Season Two

1975-05-05

Heather Chadwell, Pebble Beach Motor Sports

1975-06-22

Keiichiro Hirano, Keiichiro Hirano, Masayasu Wakabayashi & Makita Sports

1975-07-14

Amy Acuff, Playing the Field: Sports and Sex in America

1975-09-10

Dan O'Toole, Peterborough Ontario, Canadian sports anchor (TSN, Fox Sports 1)

1975-11-09

Mathew Sinclair, EA Sports Cricket 2001

1976-02-15

Brandon Richard Jones, Sunday Sports Central

1976-11-18

Matt Welsh, Sports Stars vs Couch Potatoes

1977-01-07

Michelle Behennah, Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit '99

1977-03-09

Yamila Diaz, Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit '99

1977-03-13

Nikki Giavasis, MO Girls: Behind the Scenes - The Making of 'Sports Zone'

1977-06-10

Mike Rosenthal, American football player, sports radio talk show host

1977-11-07

Lindsay Czarniak, The George Michael Sports Machine

1977-9-22

Julia Bennett, TV's Biggest Sports Fanatic

1978-07-24

Stefania Bruni, Private Sports 6: Soccer Girls

1979-01-27

Daniel Vettori, EA Sports Cricket 2001

1979-04-24

Jules Lund, Sports Stars vs Couch Potatoes

1979-06-15

David Hoffmann, EA Sports FIFA 06

1979-07-07

Loudy Tourky, Sports Stars vs Couch Potatoes

1979-07-30

Jake Bern, Sports Ballz

1979-11-03

Pablo Aimar, EA Sports FIFA 13

1979-12-07

Ronaldo Souza, EA Sports MMA

1980-04-11

Wagner Ramos, 2007 LG Action Sports World Championships

1980-07-14

Jesse Schiller, Sports

1980-12-08

Cory Baby, Private Sports 6: Soccer Girls

1981-10-25

Ana Paula Araújo, Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit 2007

1981-12-24

Chris Kluwe, Sports Illustrated Funniest People in Sports: Fantasy Football

1981-12-29

Ditty Blue, Private Sports 2: Rock Hard

1982-08-16

Cony Ferrara, Private Sports 2: Rock Hard

1982-10-24

Lea Farlow, Private Sports 2: Rock Hard

1983-02-03

Steven McCann, 2007 LG Action Sports World Championships

1983-05-02

Christopher Larson, EA Sports FIFA 07

1983-06-13

Priva, Private Sports 8: Private Dive

1983-12-19

Leila, Private Sports 2: Rock Hard

1984-01-13

Cindy Lords, Private Sports 6: Soccer Girls

1984-01-22

Raica Oliveira, Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit 2007

1984-02-28

Cody Bryant, Big Tits in Sports 6

1984-07-08

Daniella Sarahyba, Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit 2009

1985-04-01

Tucker Lucas, The Sports Fan

1985-9-09

Daniel Novack, Schooled: The Price of College Sports

1986-03-19

Anne Vyalitsyna, Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit 2006

1986-07-20

Rachael Cordingley, BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2014

1986-10-10

Mark Krebs Jr., Swine, Sports and Scandal

1986-11-28

Taurean Green, Sports Stars Episode

1986-12-06

Cintia Dicker, Exposure: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2011

1987-02-10

Anastasia Ashley, Sports Illustrated Funniest People in Sports: Bodypainting

1987-06-04

Tori Praver, Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit 2009

1988-11-29

Russell Wilson, Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports 2015

1989-07-16

Gareth Bale, BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2014

1989-12-01

Emma Sackville, Sports Day

1990-02-08

Klay Thompson, Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports 2015

1990-03-04

Draymond Green, Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports 2015

1990-03-06

Esti Ginzburg, Exposure: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2011

1990-9-08

Kendall Kayden, Sports Spa

1992-10-19

Taylor Masamitsu, A Little Big Fish/Good Sports

1994-12-28

Adam Peaty, BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2014

Sports - Notable Weddings

Gordie HoweApr 15, 1953

Samuel L. JacksonJan 14, 1980

Roone ArledgeMay 21, 1994

Sports - Weddings
Date Event
1953-04-15

Ice hockey player Gordie Howe (25) weds sports agent Colleen Joffa (20) at Calvary Presbyterian Church

1980-01-14

Actor Samuel L. Jackson (31) weds sports channel producer LaTanya Richardson (30)

1983-06-24

"NBC Sports" sportscaster Bob Costas (31) weds Carole Randall Krumenacher

1994-05-21

ABC Sports President Roone Arledge (62) weds third wife Gigi Shaw

1994-12-10

Former Senate Majority Leader Mitchell (61) weds sports marketing executive Heather MacLachlan (35) at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in New York City

2004-07-31

"Ed" actor Tom Cavanagh (35) weds "Sports Illustrated" photo editor Maureen Grise (33) at a 19th-century, cedar-shingled Roman Catholic church in Nantucket, Massachusetts

2005-12-10

Victoria's Secret and Sports Illustrated model Isabeli Fontana (22) weds actor-model Henri Castelli (27) at Fort Are Joao in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Sports - Notable Deaths

Roone ArledgeDec 5, 2002

Sports - Deaths
Date Event
1908-04-20

Henry Chadwick, sports reporter (baseball), dies at 85

1951-08-22

J. P. Bickell, Canadian businessman and sports team owner (b. 1884)

1954-04-12

Pim [Willem JH] Mulier, Dutch journalist/sports-organizer, dies at 89

1957-12-09

Carswell Adams, sportscaster (Your Sports Special), dies

1959-02-01

Willie Hoppe, Columbia World of Sports 4801: The Willie Hoppe Story

1963-07-10

Teddy Wakelam, English sports broadcaster and rugby union player (b. 1893)

1964-03-18

Sigfrid Edström, Swedish sports official (b. 1870)

1964-06-26

Leo Dandurand, American-born Canadian sports executive (b. 1889)

1966-02-25

James D. Norris, American sports businessman (b. 1906)

1970-07-31

Walter Briggs, Jr., American sports executive (b. 1912)

1973-01-16

Ray Barrett, sportscaster (Gillette Summer Sports Reel), dies at 65

1982-01-16

Red Smith, American sports columnist (b. 1905)

1989-05-06

Colonel Earl 'Red' Blaik, Columbia World of Sports: Army's All-American

1989-06-07

Percy Stuart, Suriname/Dutch sports journalist, dies

1991-11-21

Sonny Werblin, NY sports impresario, dies at 81

1992-09-07

Leo van der Kar, masseur/businessman/founder (Sports Fund), dies at 79

1993-01-03

Johnny Most, American sports announcer (b. 1923)

1994-01-17

Klaas Peereboom, Dutch sports reporter (Het Parool), dies at 77

1994-08-05

Amy Sacks, producer (ABC sports, Disney), dies of Lupus at 39

1994-09-08

Arthur Rex Alston, British sports commentator, dies at 93

1995-03-09

Ruud van den Hende, Dutch sports reporter, dies at 63

1995-08-21

Len Martin, sports broadcaster, dies at 76

1996-01-04

Roy McKelvie, soldier/sports writer, dies at 83

1996-02-27

Vic Janowicz, Fox Movietone Sports: Mel Allen's Football Review

1996-06-11

Alan Weeks, British sports commentator, dies at 72

1996-08-13

Tom Mees, ESPN sports anchors (NHL), drowns at 46

1997-01-02

Jim Rodger, sports writer, dies at 75

1997-12-24

Ed Thorgersen, Sports Immortals

1999-01-21

Cecil Smith, Columbia World of Sports 8805: Polo

2000-01-26

Don Budge, Columbia Sports Reel: Tennis Wizards

2001-09-01

Brian Moore British sports commentator (b. 1932)

2001-10-06

Arne Harris, American television sports director (b. 1934)

2001-10-25

Alan Pultz, ABC's Wide World of Sports

2001-12-21

Dick Schaap, American sports journalist (b. 1934)

2001-12-21

Dick Schaap, Great Sports Dynasties of the Century

2002-08-11

Nancy Chaffee, Sports Parade: Glamour in Tennis

2002-09-28

Hartland Molson, Canadian businessman (Molson family), senator and sports executive (Montreal Canadiens) (b. 1907)

2002-12-05

Roone Arledge, American sports broadcasting pioneer, dies of prostate cancer at 71

2003-01-09

Will McDonough, American sports journalist (b. 1935)

2003-03-11

Wayne Wright, Columbia World of Sports: Jockeys Up

2003-05-16

Mark McCormack, Playing the Field: Sports and Sex in America

2005-01-10

Jack Horner, American sports journalist (b. 1912)

2005-06-02

Gunder Gundersen, Norwegian Nordic combined skier and sports official (b. 1930)

2005-10-18

Bill King, American sports broadcaster (b. 1927)

2005-10-28

Bob Broeg, American sports writer (b. 1918)

2006-04-24

Steve Stavro, Canadian businessman and sports team owner (b. 1927)

2006-12-13

Lamar Hunt, American sports executive (b. 1932)

2007-03-04

Ian Wooldridge, British sports journalist (b. 1932)

2007-04-01

Herb Carneal, American sports broadcaster (b. 1923

2007-06-01

Arn Shein, American sports writer (b. 1928)

2007-06-25

J. Fred Duckett, American sports announcer and teacher (b. 1933)

2007-08-15

Sam Pollock, Canadian sports executive (b. 1925)

2007-09-26

Bill Wirtz, American sports team owner (b. 1929)

2007-11-06

George Grljusich, Australian sports broadcaster (b. c1939)

2008-01-05

Clinton Grybas, Australian sports commentator (b. 1975)

2008-02-27

Myron Cope, American sports broadcaster (b. 1929)

2009-01-11

David Vine, British sports broadcaster (b. 1936)

2009-07-09

Lou Pagliaro, Columbia World of Sports: Racquet Wizards

2009-11-20

Max Robertson, British sports commentator, radio and television presenter and author (b. 1915)

2009-12-24

George Michael, American sportscaster (The George Michael Sports Machine) (b. 1939)

2010-01-09

Vimcy, Sports writer (b. 1925)

2010-12-30

Irving Robbin, ABC's Wide World of Sports

2011-02-11

Tom Carnegie, American sports announcer (b. 1919)

2011-06-25

Nick Charles, Sports Tonight

2011-06-30

Barry Bremen, American sports imposter and business man (b. 1947)

2012-03-25

Bert Sugar, American sports writer, dies from a cardiac arrest at 74

2012-10-10

Bill Jauss, The Sports Writers on TV

2013-05-17

Ken Venturi, American golfer and sports broadcaster, dies from multiple infections at 82

2013-08-01

Dick Kazmaier, Fox Movietone Sports: Mel Allen's Football Review

2013-09-12

Frank Tripucka, Great Sports Dynasties of the Century

2016-04-23

Renowned New Zealand sports broadcaster Peter Sellers dies aged 94

2016-09-11

Sports Broadcaster Norman May Dead, Aged 88

2016-10-07

Aussie Sports Journalist Rebecca Wilson Dies, Aged 54

2017-02-11

Pizza Magnate, Sports Owner Mike Illitch Dies Aged 87

2017-06-15

Legendary sports broadcaster Fred Cogley dies aged 82

2017-08-26

Drew Morphett, veteran sports broadcaster, dies at 69

2017-09-20

Legendary RTE sports commentator Jimmy Magee dies, aged 82


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