On This Day

Sports Stars Who Died in 1930

  • Mar 6 William Milton, British cricket all-rounder (3 Tests South Africa, 2 wickets) and rugby union centre (2 Tests England), dies at 75
  • Apr 21 Alex Smith, Scottish-American golfer (US Open 1906, 10), dies at 56
  • Jun 11 George Alexander, British cricketer (two early Tests for Australia), dies at 79
  • Jun 12 Dyce Willcocks, cricketer ("Grand Old Man" of Canadian cricket), dies
  • Jun 13 Henry Segrave, British racing driver who held land speed records and the water speed record (b. 1896)
  • Jul 14 William Hare Ashley, South African cricketer (Test South Africa, 7 wkts), dies at 68
  • Aug 20 Charles Bannerman, Australian cricket batsman (3 Tests; first centurion in Test history 165* 1877), dies at 79
  • Sep 10 Aubrey Faulkner, South African cricket all-rounder (25 Tests, 4 x 100s, TS 204; Transvaal), dies from self inflicted gas poisoning at 48
  • Oct 26 Harry Payne Whitney, American businessman and thoroughbred horse breeder, dies at 58
  • Nov 11 William Whysall, British cricketer (4 Tests for England 1924-30), dies at 43
  • Nov 27 Johnny Tyldesley, English cricket batsman (31 Tests, 4 x 100, 9 x 50, HS 138; Lancashire CCC), dies at 57
  • Dec 9 Jim Slight, cricketer (represented Australia at Oval 1880), dies
  • Dec 18 Clarence Kummer, American Racing HOF jockey (Preakness Stakes 1920, 25; Belmont Stakes 1920, 28; US Champion Jockey by earnings 1920), dies from pneumonia at 31
  • Dec 19 Johnny Douglas, English cricket all-rounder, captain (23 Tests, 1 x 100, 45 wickets; Essex CCC) and boxer (Olympic gold middleweight 1908), dies by drowning at 48