On This Day

Deaths in Sport on April 29

  • 1921 Arthur Mold, English cricket fast bowler (England 3 Tests; 1,673 1st class wickets), dies at 57
  • 1925 Edward J. McKeever, American baseball executive (co-owner Brooklyn Dodgers), dies of influenza at 66
  • 1998 Hal Laycoe, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1922)
  • 2002 Bob Akin, American industrialist and race car driver (b. 1936)
  • 2004 Sid Smith, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1925)
  • 2007 Milt Bocek, American baseball player (Chicago White Sox), dies at 94
  • 2007 Josh Hancock, American baseball player, dies at 29
  • 2007 Dick Motz, New Zealand cricket player (b. 1940)
  • 2015 Calvin Peete, American golfer (12 PGA Tour titles), dies of lung cancer at 71
  • 2019 Gino Marchetti, Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end (Pro Bowl x 11), dies of pneumonia at 93
  • 2020 Trevor Cherry, English soccer defender (27 caps; Leeds United, Huddersfield Town, Bradford City) and manager (Bradford City), dies at 72
  • 2020 Jānis Lūsis, Latvian athlete (Olympic gold men's javelin 1968, silver 1972, bronze 1968), dies at 80