Deaths in Sport in October 1936

  • Oct 1 Oscar DaCosta, cricketer (WI all-rounder in 5 Tests 30-35), dies at 28
  • Oct 2 G H Simpson-Hayward, cricketer (Eng 1910, great lob bowlers), dies

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 (b. 1882)
  • Oct 12 B L T Bosanquet, cricketer (1st great googly bowler, England), dies
  • Oct 30 Teddy Wynyard, cricketer (three Tests for England 1896-1906), dies