On This Day

Deaths in Sport in September 1959

  • Sep 9 O'Neil Gordon "Collie" Smith, West Indian cricket all-rounder (26 Tests, HS 168), dies in a car crash at 26
  • Sep 28 Rudolf Caracciola, German race car driver (b. 1901)
  • Sep 28 Vincent Richards, American tennis player (US Pro C'ships 1927-28, 30, 33), dies of a heart attack at 56