On This Day

Deaths in Sport on August 26

  • 1943 Ted Ray, British golfer (British Open 1912, US Open 1920), dies at 66
  • 1967 Dilawar Hussain, Indian cricketer (Indian wicketkeeper in the 1930's), dies at 60
  • 1978 José Manuel Moreno, Argentine footballer, dies at 62
  • 1987 John Goddard, West Indian cricket all-rounder and captain (27 Tests @ 30.67; 33 wickets; Barbados), dies at 68
  • 1993 Alan Wharton, English cricketer (England batsman once v NZ 1949, scored 7 & 13), dies at 70
  • 2002 Bea Barrett, American golfer (Western Open 1938), dies at 85
  • 2003 Jim Wacker, American football coach (Southwest Texas State), dies of cancer at 66
  • 2006 Sir Clyde Walcott, West Indian cricket batsman (44 Tests @ 56.68; 15 x 100s) and administrator (ICC chairman 1997-2000), dies at 80
  • 2020 Dan Yochum, American football offensive lineman (CFL All-Star 1975, 76, 77, 78; Grey Cup 1974, 77; Montreal Alouettes; CFHOF), dies at 70
  • 2021 Vladimir Shadrin, Russian Hockey HOF centre (Olympic gold Soviet Union 1972, 76; 5 x World C'ship gold; HC Spartak Moscow, Oji Seishi), dies at 73