On This Day

Sports Stars Who Died in 1929

  • Jan 6 Tex Rickard, American boxing promoter and entrepreneur (founder NHL New York Rangers; builder third incarnation of Madison Square Garden, NYC), dies of complications from an appendectomy at 59
  • Jan 24 Wilfred Baddeley, English tennis player (Wimbledon 1891-2, 95), dies at 57
  • Feb 14 Tom Burke, American athlete (Olympic gold 100m, 400m 1896), dies at 53
  • Feb 17 John Read, English cricketer (batted in 17 Tests for Eng for 463 runs), dies
  • May 21 V P F A Royle, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1879), dies
  • Jun 2 Charles Coventry, cricketer (13 runs in 2 Tests Eng v S Af 1889), dies
  • Jun 4 Harry Frazee, American MLB team owner (Boston Red Sox), dies of kidney failure at 48
  • Jul 11 Billy Mosforth, English footballer (b. 1857)
  • Aug 1 Syd Gregory, Australian cricket batsman & captain (58 Tests, 4 x 100, 8 x 50, HS 201; NSW CA), dies at 59
  • Aug 25 Frederick Burton, Australian cricketer (Australian wicketkeeper 1886-87), dies at 63
  • Sep 25 Miller Huggins, American Baseball Hall of Fame manager (World Series 1923, 27, 28; 6 x AL pennants NY Yankees), dies of pyaemia at 51
  • Oct 1 Lee Richmond, American baseball pitcher (first ever MLB perfect game, 1880), dies at 72
  • Oct 21 Owen Dunell, South African cricket batsman (South Africa's 1st Test captain; 2 Tests), dies at 73
  • Oct 25 James Lillywhite, English cricket slow bowler (1st England Test captain; 2 Tests, 8 wickets; Sussex CCC) and umpire (6 Tests 1881–99), dies at 87
  • Nov 9 Nicolaas Theunissen, South African cricket break bowler (2nd Test 1889), dies
  • Nov 14 Joe McGinnity, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (World Series 1905; 5 × NL wins leader; NL ERA leader 1904; Baltimore Orioles, NY Giants), dies at 58
  • Nov 17 Dick Lilley, English cricket wicket-keepe (92 dismissals in 35 Tests 1896-1909), dies at 62
  • Dec 9 Willis Cuttell, cricketer (two Tests England v South Africa 1899), dies