On This Day

Deaths in Sport in 1936

  • Jan 6 Charles A Stoneham, pres (NY Giants), dies
  • Jan 7 Howard Francis, South African cricketer (2 Tests S Af v Eng 1898-99, 39 runs), dies at 67
  • Jan 10 Charles Wright, cricketer (3 Tests England v South Africa 1895-96), dies
  • Jan 15 Henry Forster, cricket (Hants & Oxford U, Gov-Gen of Australia), dies
  • Jan 27 Johnny Golden, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1922, 26, 27 3rd; Ryder Cup 1927, 29 [3-0-0 record]; 9 x PGA Tour titles), dies of pneumonia at 39
  • Feb 16 Tommy Ward, South African cricket wicket-keeper (23 Tests), electrocuted at 48
  • Mar 20 Durant Clifford Parkin, cricketer (Tests for South Africa 1891-92), dies
  • Jun 19 John Sharpe, cricketer (1-eyed fast bowler for England 1891-92), dies
  • Oct 1 Oscar Da Costa, West Indian cricket all-rounder (5 Tests), dies at 29
  • Oct 2 George Simpson-Hayward, English cricket spin bowler (5 Tests, 23 wickets @ 18.26; last great underarm bowler), dies at 61

Person of interestJohn Heisman

Oct 3 John Heisman, American football coach who legalized the forward pass, originated the center snap and for which the Heisman Trophy is named, dies of pneumonia at 66

American Football Coach John Heisman
American Football Coach
John Heisman
  • Oct 8 Red Ames, American baseball player (NY Giants), dies at 54
  • Oct 12 Bernard Bosanquet, English cricketer (1st great googly bowler, England), dies at 58
  • Oct 26 Rodney Heath, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ship 1905, 10), dies of stomach cancer at 52
  • Oct 30 Teddy Wynyard, cricketer (three Tests for England 1896-1906), dies
  • Dec 10 Bobby Abel, English cricketer (744 runs in 13 Tests for Eng 1888-1902), dies at 79