On This Day

On This Day in Sport for October 1

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1661 Yachting begins in England; King Charles II beats his brother James, Duke of York racing from Greenwich to Gravesend

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II
  • 1879 Cincinnati Enquirer publishes first report on Baseball's reserve clause; rights to players retained by team upon the contract's expiration; replaced by free agency
  • 1889 Dutch soccer club HFC Haarlem is founded; National champions 1946; bankrupt in 2010; merge with HFC Kennemerland, new club Haarlem Kennemerland

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1903 First Baseball World Series game ever played; Pittsburgh Pirates beat Boston Americans 7-3 at Huntington Avenue; Jimmy Sebring hits first home run; Deacon Phillippe is winning pitcher and Cy Young the loser

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1908 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Jack Chesbro records final victory for the NY Highlanders before waived and claimed by Red Sox; beats Walter Johnson and Washington Senators, 2-1

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1910 Regina Rugby Club (to become CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders) plays first game, losing to Moose Jaw Tigers, 16-6
  • 1919 Infamous 'Black Sox' Baseball World Series begins with Cincinnati Reds' Dutch Ruether pitching a 6-hitter and hitting 3 RBI on 2 triples and a single for a 9-1 rout of White Sox

Sport awardPGA Championship

1921 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Inwood CC: Walter Hagen beats former champion Jim Barnes of England 3 & 2; Hagan's third major title

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • 1922 Former Chicago Staleys play first NFL game as Chicago Bears; beat Racine Legion, 6-0 at Horlick Field, Racine, Wisconsin
  • 1922 Cardinals 2nd baseman Rogers Hornsby hits 3-for-5 in 7-1 regular season ending win v Cubs; improves batting average to .401; only MLB player to bat .400 and hit 40 HRs in same season

Sports record brokenWorld Record

1924 Finnish distance runner Paavo Nurmi runs world record 4 mile (19:15.4) & 5 mile (24:06.2)at Vilpuri, Russia

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • 1924 MLB Commissioner Kenesaw Landis bans NY Giants outfielder Jimmy O'Connell & coach Cozy Dolan from World Series after they attempt to bribe Phillies shortstop Heinie Sand
  • 1927 Pittsburgh Pirates with a team including 5 future Baseball Hall of Famers clinch NL pennant with 9-6 win v Cincinnati Reds; Pirates' last NL pennant until 1960
  • 1928 Finnish distance runner Paavo Nurmi runs 15k world record 46:49.6 and 10 miles 50:15.0 in Berlin, Germany
  • 1931 Philadelphia Athletics seek 3rd straight World Series baseball title; beat St. Louis Cardinals, 6-2 in opener at Sportsman's Park; lose series, 4-3

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1932 Babe Ruth’s legendary call; sledged by Cubs dugout, points to center-field before homering into the Wrigley Field bleachers in 5th inning, Game 3 of the World Series; NY Yankees win, 7-5

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1933 New York Giants make no 1st downs, but still beat the Green Bay Packers, 10-7 in a week 3 NFL matchup at Borchert Field, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

American Football Player Mel Hein
American Football Player
Mel Hein
  • 1933 Washington Senators coach Nick Altrock plays in a MLB game at age 57 as a pinch-hitter; faces Rube Walberg of the Philadelphia A's; goes hitless in 3-0 loss
  • 1933 Babe Ruth makes his final pitching appearance in MLB; pitches all 9 innings in a season ending 6-5 win v Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium; hits his 34th home run of the season in 5th inning
  • 1944 St Louis Browns beat New York Yankees 5-2 at Sportsman's Park III to win their only AL pennant; lose World Series 4-2 to neighbour Cardinals

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1945 World heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis is discharged from US army after being awarded the Legion of Merit

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1946 St. Louis Cardinals beats Brooklyn Dodgers, 4-2 in first MLB play-off game for a league championship (NL); St Louis wins series, 2-0
  • 1946 Cleveland Indians pitcher Bob Feller claims his MLB record 348th strikeout of season in a 4-1 win v Detroit; record stands for 19 years
  • 1950 Philadelphia Phillies clinch NL pennant on Dick Sisler's 3-run home run in a season ending 4-1 win v Brooklyn Dodgers; Phillies first pennant since 1913
  • 1950 New York Giants beat Cleveland Browns, 6-0 at Cleveland Stadium; sets Browns club record for fewest points scored by both teams; Browns go on to win NFL Championship

Sport awardUS Women's Golf Open

1950 US Open Women's Golf, Rolling Hills CC: Babe Zaharias ties Open scoring record, -9 291 to beat amateur Betsy Rawls by 9 strokes

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 1955 Baltimore Colts fullback Alan Ameche becomes the first rookie in NFL history to top 100 yards rushing in his first 2 games; totals 153 against Detroit Lions after 194 yards in debut v Chicago Bears
  • 1956 American jockey Johnny Heckmann becomes first to ride 7 winners at Hawthorne Race Course at Stickney/Cicero near Chicago, Illinois
  • 1959 Chicago White Sox beat LA Dodgers, 11-0 in Game 1 of the Baseball World Series at Comiskey Park; White Sox first WS appearance since 1919 'Black Sox Scandal'; LA wins series 4-2
  • 1960 14th NHL All-Star Game, Montreal Forum, Montreal, QC: All-Stars beat Montreal Canadiens, 2-1

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1961 NY Yankees right-fielder Roger Maris becomes MLB’s all-time home run leader when he passes Babe Ruth's mark with No. 61 off Boston rookie Tracy Stallard in 1-0 win at Yankee Stadium

Baseball Player Roger Maris
Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • 1967 Richard Petty continues phenomenal NASCAR winning streak by taking the Wilkes 400 at North Wilkesboro Speedway; unprecedented 10th consecutive victory
  • 1970 Phillies beat Montreal Expos, 2-1 in final game played at Connie Mack Stadium, Philadelphia; fans swarm onto field and destroy it after the game
  • 1972 NYC Men's Marathon is won by Sheldon Karlin in 2:27:52; Nina Kuscsik wins Women's race in 3:08:41

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1973 Future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder/manager Leo Durocher ends his 45 year career in the sport when he resigns as Houston Astros manager

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1975 "The Thrilla in Manila"; Muhammad Ali stops Joe Frazier in 14 rounds in Quezon City, the Philippines to retain his WBC/WBA heavyweight title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1977 Brazilian soccer great Pelé plays his final game for the New York Cosmos in an exhibition against Santos in front of 75,000 at Giants Stadium; 1,281 goals in 1,363 games

Brazilian Football Legend Pele
Brazilian Football Legend
Pele
  • 1977 New York Yankees end MLB season with 100-62 record; win 2nd consecutive AL East title; go on the win World Series 4-2 v LA Dodgers

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1984 Peter Ueberroth replaces Bowie Kuhn as 6th commissioner of Major League Baseball; he has a 4 year tenure

Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball Peter Ueberroth
Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball
Peter Ueberroth
  • 1988 Bradley Center in Milwaukee opens with an exhibition hockey game between Chicago Blackhawks and Edmonton Oilers; construction cost $90 million; closed 2018
  • 1988 Flamboyant American sprinter Florence Griffith Joyner wins her third gold medal of the Seoul Olympics anchoring the victorious US 4 x 100m relay team
  • 1988 The Soviet women's 4 x 400m relay team runs world record 3:15.17 to beat a star-studded US team and win the Olympic gold medal in Seoul; Tatyana Ledovskaya, Olga Nazarova, Mariya Pinigina & Olga Bryzgina
  • 1988 The inaugural Olympic table tennis program concludes in Seoul with China and South Korea each winning 2 titles

OlympicsOlympic Gold

1988 Steffi Graf beats Gabriela Sabatini 6-3, 6-3 to win the women's singles tennis gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; clinches first and only Golden Slam in history (Grand Slam & Olympics)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • 1988 Yuri Savichev scores in extra time as the Soviet Union beats Brazil 2-1 to win the men's football gold medal at the Seoul Olympics
  • 1988 Canadian synchronised swimmer Carolyn Waldo teams with Michelle Cameron to win the duet gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; wraps up double having won individual title
  • 1989 Dallas Cowboy defensive end, Ed "Too Tall" Jones records his 1,000th NFL tackle in a 30-13 defeat to the New York Giants at Texas Stadium

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 MLB batting titles are decided on final day of regular season: AL, Kirby Puckett goes 2-for-5 edges Carney Lansford .339 to .336; NL, Tony Gwynn's 3-for-4 beats Will Clark .336 to .333

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett
  • 1992 Gil Stein officially becomes only the 5th president in the NHL's 75 year history; serves for just one year before the title changed to “commissioner”

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1993 In his first World Boxing Council heavyweight title defence Lennox Lewis beats fellow Londoner Frank Bruno by TKO in 7 at the National Stadium in Cardiff, Wales

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Lennox Lewis
Boxer Frank Bruno
Boxer
Frank Bruno
  • 1994 NHL owners begin lockout of players lasting 103 days; season shortened to 48 games instead of 84; players seek collective bargaining and owners a salary cap
  • 1994 Australian cricket batsman David Boon scores 114 during 1 wicket, 1st Test defeat v Pakistan in Karachi; his 19th Test century
  • 1995 Cleveland Indians end MLB season at 100-44 to set record 30 game margin over 2nd place Kansas City Royals in AL Central final standings
  • 1995 Mike Mussina tosses Baltimore Oriole's 5th consecutive MLB shutout in season ending, 4-0 victory over Detroit Tigers
  • 1995 NY Yankees (AL) and Colorado Rockies (NL) become first wild-card teams in new MLB playoff system; Rox are first team to reach postseason before 7th year; post best ever record for a 3rd-year team, 10 games over .500 (77-67)
  • 1995 In the 5th game of the season, Jacksonville Jaguars celebrate first-ever NFL regular season win with a 17-16 victory over the Houston Oilers at the Astrodome

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1995 German Benetton driver Michael Schumacher wins the Pacific Grand Prix at the TI Circuit in Aida, Japan to clinch his 2nd straight Formula 1 World Drivers Championship

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • 1997 Carolina Hurricanes lose franchise's debut NHL game, 4-2 v Tampa Bay Lightning at the Ice Palace, Tampa, Florida
  • 1997 Minnesota Timberwolves NBA forward Kevin Garnett, just 2 years out of high school, signs a record 6-year, $123 million contract extension
  • 1997 Zimbabwe and New Zealand tie their One Day International cricket match in Bulawayo; Black Cap tail-ender Gavin Larson is run out on last ball at 9/233 amidst crowd surging onto field; 13th ODI tie
  • 1997 Nebraska head football coach Tom Osborne records his 250th NCAA career victory with a 67-7 drubbing of Oklahoma; Osborne, in his 25th season, reaches milestone faster than anyone (301 games)
  • 1999 In a blockbuster NBA trade, the Houston Rockets move All Star forward Scotty Pippen to Portland Trail Blazers for Kelvin Cato, Stacey Augmon, Walt Williams, Carlos Rogers, Ed Gray and Brian Shaw
  • 1999 Sourav Ganguly smashes 11 fours and 5 sixes for a blistering 139 as India (277/6) dominates Zimbabwe (170) in the 6th cricket LG Cup ODI in Nairobi

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1999 Edmonton Oilers retire Wayne Gretzky's #99 in a pre-game ceremony before a 1-1 tie v NY Rangers, the last team for which 'The Great One' suited up in an NHL game

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 2000 Juan Antonio Samaranch, the chairman of the IOC declares the XXVII Olympics in Sydney the "best Olympic Games ever" at the closing ceremony
  • 2000 United States wins the most medals (97), and the most gold medals (40) in Summer Olympics held in Sydney, Australia
  • 2000 German canoeist Birgit Fischer teams with Katrin Wagner to win the K2 500m gold medal at the Sydney Olympics; becomes first woman to win 2 or more medals at 4 Summer Olympics; only 4th woman to win 7 career gold
  • 2000 An all-African podium for the men's marathon at the Sydney Olympics as Gezahegne Abera of Ethiopia runs 2:10:11 for the gold medal, 0.20s ahead of Kenyan Erick Wainaina with bronze to Ethiopian Tesfaye Tola
  • 2000 NBA stars Ray Allen and Vince Carter each score 13 points as the US beats France 85-75 to win the men's basketball gold medal at the Sydney Olympics
  • 2000 Cuban boxer Félix Savon wins his 3rd consecutive Olympic heavyweight gold medal at the Sydney Games; easily beats Russian Sultan Ibragimov on points 21-13; retires after victory ceremony
  • 2000 Stephanie Cook of Great Britain scores 5,318 points to beat American Emily de Riel by just 8 points to win the inaugural Olympic women's modern pentathlon at the Sydney Games
  • 2000 Norwegian canoeist Knut Holmann beats Petar Merkov of Bulgaria for the second consecutive day to win the K-1 500m gold medal at the Sydney Olympics; beat Markov in K-1 1000m the previous day
  • 2002 Free agent center Wang Zhizhi, the first ever Chinese-born player in the NBA, signs a 3-year offer sheet with the Los Angeles Clippers; waived in 2003 and moves to Miami Heat
  • 2004 Seattle Mariners Japanese outfielder Ichiro Suzuki gets his 258th hit of the season, breaking George Sisler's 84-year-old MLB single-season record; Ichiro ends season on 262
  • 2015 NY Yankees record the 10,000th win in their illustrious history, and also clinch wild card slot; beat the Red Sox, 4-1, at a rainy New Yankee Stadium; NY bullpen ties MLB record with their 589th victim of the season

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017 Former NFL sta O.J. Simpson is released from Nevada's Lovelock Prison after less than 9 years of detention of his 33 year sentence for armed robbery and kidnapping

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • 2017 Presidents Cup Golf, Liberty National GC: Dustin Johnson stars with 4.5 points as US routs International team, 19-11; 7th straight American victory

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1900 Tom Goddard, English cricket off-spin bowler (5th most 1st class wickets; 8 Tests), born in Gloucester, Gloucestershire (d. 1966)
  • 1901 Jimmie Reese, American baseball infielder and coach (LA Angels Hall of Fame), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1907 Maxie Rosenbloom, American boxer, actor (world light heavyweight champion 1932-34), born in Leonard's Bridge, Connecticut (d. 1976)
  • 1908 Doug Young, Canadian NHL defenceman (Stanley Cup 1936-37, Detroit Red Wings captain), born in Medicine Hat, Alberta (d. 1990)
  • 1911 Riccardo Torriani, Swiss ice hockey player, luger (Olympic bronze 1928, 48; took the Olympic oath 1948), born in St. Moritz, Switzerland (d. 1988)
  • 1911 Herman Hickman, American College Football Hall of Fame guard, coach and broadcaster (Army, Yale), born in Johnson City, Tennessee (d. 1958)
  • 1919 Bob Boyd, American baseball first baseman (National Baseball Congress Hall of Fame), born in Potts Camp, Mississippi (d. 2004)
  • 1928 Willy Mairesse, Belgian auto racer (13 F1 GP; Nürburgring 1000km 1963; GT Spa GP 1965; Targa Florio 1966), born in Momignies, Wallonia (d. 1969)
  • 1929 Ken Arthurson, Australian rugby league halfback, coach, administrator (NSWRL, ARL, Manly-Warringah chairman), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1930 Frank Gardner, Australian auto racer (European F5000 1971; British Touring Car Championship 1967-68, 73), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1934 Neil Castles, American auto racer (NASCAR Grand National East Series Champion 1972), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1934 Chuck Hiller, American MLB second baseman (first NL player in history to hit a grand slam HR in World Series play, 1962), born in Johnsburg, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • 1936 Duncan Edwards, English soccer midfielder (18 caps; Manchester United), born in Dudley, Worcestershire (d. 1958)
  • 1937 Saeed Ahmed, Pakistan cricket batsman (41 Tests; 2,991 runs @ 40.41), born in Jalandhar, Punjab
  • 1938 Les Scheinflug, Australian soccer midfielder, coach (Marconi; Australia; 6 caps), born in Bückeburg, Germany
  • 1939 George Archer, American golfer (US Masters 1969), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2005)
  • 1942 Jean-Pierre Joubille, French auto racer (European F2 champion 1976), born in Paris, France
  • 1943 Naushad Ali, Pakistan cricket wicket keeper, administrator, match referee (6 Tests), born in Gwalior, India
  • 1945 Rod Carew, Panamanian Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (18-time MLB All Star; AL MVP 1977 Minnesota Twins), born in Gatún, Panama Canal Zone
  • 1946 Ewa Klobukowska, Polish athlete (Olympic gold 4x100m relay 1964), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1948 Peter Blake, New Zealand yachtsman and winner of numerous Whitbread and America's Cup sailing contests, born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2001)
  • 1952 Jacques Martin, Canadian NHL coach, executive (Ottawa Senators, Florida Panthers, Montreal Canadiens), born in Rockland, Ontario
  • 1953 Grete Waitz, Norwegian marathon runner (world record holder; 9-time NYC Marathon champion), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2011)
  • 1954 Martin Strel, Slovenian long distance swimmer (Danube, Mississippi, Yangtze, Amazon River records), born in Mokronog, Slovenia
  • 1955 Jeff Reardon, American baseball pitcher (4-time MLB All Star; Montreal Expos, Minnesota Twins), born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts
  • 1956 Leslie Burr-Howard, American equestrian rider (Olympic gold show jumping, team 1984), born in Union, New Jersey
  • 1959 Andrei Vedernikov, Russian road cyclist (first Soviet to win individual amateur road race at World C'ships 1981), born in Izhevsk, Russia (d. 2020)
  • 1961 Corrie van Zyl, South African cricket all-rounder, coach, administrator (RSA coach 2010-11), born in Bloemfontein, Orange Free State
  • 1962 Paul Walsh, English soccer forward (5 caps; Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Charlton), born in London, England

Person of interestMark McGwire

1963 Mark McGwire, American MLB 1st baseman, coach (12-time All Star, Oakland A's, St. Louis Cardinals), born in Pomona, California

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • 1964 Roberto Kelly, Panamanian baseball outfielder and coach (NY Yankees; MLB All Star 1992-93), born in Panama City, Panama
  • 1964 Jonathan Sarfati, New Zealand chess player, scientist, and author (FIDE Master), born in Ararat, Australia
  • 1965 Cliff Ronning, Canadian NHL center (1,137 NHL games; Vancouver Canucks, Nashville Predators), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1966 George Weah, Liberian soccer striker and politician (President Liberia; 53 caps; AC Milan, Monaco), born in Monrovia, Liberia
  • 1966 Cuco Ziganda, Spanish soccer striker and manager (2 caps; Athletic Bilbao 255 games), born in Larraintzar, Spain
  • 1967 Geraldine Heaney, Canadian ice hockey defense (Olympics gold 1998), born in Lurgan, Northern Ireland
  • 1967 Mike Pringle, American Canadian Football Hall of Fame running back (CFL MOP 1995, 98; Montreal Alouettes), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1967 Scott Young, US Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (1,181 NHL games; Pittsburgh Penguins, Colorado Avalanche), born in Clinton, Massachusetts
  • 1968 Phil de Glanville, English rugby union centre and captain (38 caps; Bath RUFC), born in Loughborough, Leicestershire
  • 1970 Alexei Zhamnov, Russian NHL center (Winnipeg Jets; Olympic gold 1992), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1970 Gaston Taument, Dutch soccer winger (15 caps; Feyenoord), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1970 Moses Kiptanui, Kenyan steeplechaser (World C'ship gold 1991, 93, 95; Olympic silver 1996), born in Marakwet District, Kenya
  • 1970 Ronnie Bradford, American NFL defensive back and coach (Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos; La. Tech., USC), born in Minot, North Dakota
  • 1972 Danielle Scott-Arruda, American volleyball middle blocker (Olympics silver 2008, 12), born in Baton Rouge Louisiana
  • 1974 Christian Borle, American actor (play Peter and the Starcatcher), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1975 Eric Morel, Puerto Rican boxer, (WBA flyweight champion 2000-03), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 1979 Gilberto Martínez, Costa Rican soccer defender (61 caps; Brescia), born in Golfito, Costa Rica
  • 1979 Rudi Johnson, American NFL running back (Pro Bowl 2004; Cincinnati Bengals), born in Petersburg, Virginia
  • 1981 Júlio Baptista, Brazilian soccer forward (47 caps; São Paulo, Sevilla), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1981 Johnny Oduya, Swedish NHL defenceman (Stanley Cup 2013, 15; Chicago Blackhawks), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1983 Mirko Vučinić, Montenegrin soccer forward (48 caps; Lecce, Roma, Juventus), born in Nikšić, Montenegro
  • 1984 Matt Cain, American baseball pitcher (SF Giants; perfect game 2012; MLB All Star 2009, 11-12), born in Dothan, Alabama
  • 1985 Shahriar Nafees, Bangladeshi cricket batsman (24 Tests, 75 ODI), born in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

2006 Baseball player Darryl Strawberry (44) weds Tracy Boulware

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry

Deaths in Sport

  • 1929 Lee Richmond, American baseball pitcher (first ever MLB perfect game, 1880), dies at 72
  • 1936 Oscar Da Costa, West Indian cricket all-rounder (5 Tests), dies at 29
  • 1956 Stan Ockers, Belgian road cyclist (World road champion 1955; Tour de France runner-up 1950, 52), dies in track cycling accident at 36
  • 1975 Larry MacPhail, American Baseball Hall of Fame executive (Cincinnati Reds, Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Yankees), dies at 85
  • 1984 Walter Alston, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman and manager (Brooklyn/LA Dodgers), dies from heart attack complications at 72
  • 1984 Billy Goodman, American baseball infielder (MLB All-Star 1949, 53; AL batting champion 1950), dies of cancer at 58
  • 1994 Bud Houser, American field athlete (Olympic gold discus & shot put 1924, discus 1928), dies at 93
  • 2006 André Viger, French Canadian wheelchair marathoner (3 Paralympics gold medals), dies from cancer at 54
  • 2007 Al Oerter, American discus thrower (Olympic gold 1956, 60, 64, 68), dies of heart failure aged 71
  • 2009 V. M. Muddiah, Indian cricket spin bowler (2 Tests), dies from stroke complications at 80
  • 2010 Ian Buxton, English football forward (Derby County) and cricket all-rounder (Derbyshire captain), dies at 72
  • 2011 Sven Tumba, Swedish ice hockey center, football winger, golfer, golf course designer, dies of a hip infection at 80
  • 2011 Johnny Schmitz, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1946, 48; NL saves leader 1946), dies at 90