On This Day

Deaths in Sport in October 1936

  • 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 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