On This Day

Deaths in Sport in 1927

  • Feb 6 Sam Maguire, Irish Republican and Gaelic footballer (b. 1879)
  • Mar 3 J.G. Parry-Thomas, Welsh motor-racing driver (b. 1884)
  • Mar 27 Joe Start, American baseball player, dies at 84
  • Apr 10 Ivo Bligh, British noble (8th Earl of Darnley) and cricketer (Lord Darnley England capt v Australia 1882-83), dies at 68
  • Apr 10 Young Corbett II (William J. Rothwell), American boxer (world featherweight champion 1901-02), dies at 46
  • May 9 Tommy Routledge, South African cricketer (4 Tests for South Africa 1892-96), dies at 60
  • Jun 11 William Attewell, English cricket bowler (England in 10 Tests 1884-1891), dies at 65
  • Jun 14 Ottavio Bottecchia, Italian cyclist (the first Italian winner of the Tour de France), dies at 32
  • Jul 21 J J Lyons, Australian cricketer (14 Tests for Australia), dies at 64
  • Jul 31 Walter Travis, Australian-American golfer, writer, course designer (US Amateur C'ship 1900-01, 03; British Amateur 1904), dies at 65
  • Aug 5 Tom Groube, Australian cricketer (Test for Australia 1880), dies at 69
  • Oct 22 Ross Youngs, American baseball player, dies of Bright's disease at 30
  • Nov 29 George Giffen, Australian cricketer (251 FC games, 11758 runs, 1023 wkts), dies at 68
  • Dec 7 Albert Griffiths ("Young Griffo"), Australian boxer (World Featherweight champion 1890-92), dies of apoplexy at 56
  • Dec 18 Harry Barrett, British athlete (WR marathon 2:42:31 1909), dies at 47
  • Dec 21 Jack Saunders, cricketer (79 wickets-14 Tests for Aust 1902-08), dies