Deaths in Sport in 1977

  • Jan 29 E P "Buster" Nupen, cricketer (50 wickets for S Af, lost eye), dies
  • Feb 19 Mike González, Cuban baseball player, dies at 86
  • Feb 22 Jack O'Connor, cricketer (batted in 4 Tests for England 1929-30), dies
  • Mar 5 Tom Pryce, Welsh Formula One driver (b. 1949)
  • Mar 11 Alberto Rodriguez Larreta, Argentine racing driver (b. 1934)
  • Mar 18 José Carlos Pace, Brazilian racing driver (b. 1944)
  • Apr 3 Jack Ryder, cricketer (20 Tests for Aust, 1394 runs), dies
  • Apr 12 Philip K Wrigley, baseball owner (Chicago Cubs), dies at 82
  • Apr 20 Len Johnson, cricketer (one Test for Australia, 3-66 & 3-8), dies
  • Jun 9 Bill Merritt, cricketer (6 Tests of leg-spin for NZ, 12 wkts), dies
  • Jul 29 Austin Matthews, cricketer (Test Eng v NZ 1937), dies
  • Aug 24 Buddy O'Connor, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1916)
  • Aug 29 Brian McGuire, Australian racing driver, killing practising at Brands Hatch at 31
  • Sep 13 Arthur Fagg, cricketer (5 Tests for England 1936-39/umpire), dies
  • Oct 17 [Robert] Cal Hubbard, American football and baseball player and umpire (only person in football and baseball Hall of Fame), dies at 77
  • Oct 18 Rolph Grant, cricketer (West Indian capt on 1939 England tour), dies
  • Nov 8 Bucky Harris, American baseball player (b. 1896)
  • Nov 22 Reg Perks, England cricket pace bowler (1938-39), dies
  • Dec 7 Paul Gibb, cricketer (England batsman, 8 Tests), dies
  • Dec 10 Adolph Rupp, American basketball coach (b. 1901)