Deaths in Sport in July 1979

  • Jul 4 Lee Wai Tong, Chinese footballer (b. 1905)

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Jul 5 Elizabeth Ryan, tennis ace (won 19 Wimbledon titles), dies at 87

Tennis Player Elizabeth Ryan
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  • Jul 7 D P Conyngham, cricketer (one Test for South Africa), dies
  • Jul 9 Betty Evans Grayson, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1959), dies at 53
  • Jul 9 Janardhan Gnanoba Navle, cricketer (2 Tests for India), dies
  • Jul 17 Doug Meintjes, South African cricket pace bowler (v England 1922-23), dies
  • Jul 22 Tony "Two-Ton" Galento, American boxer/actor (On the Waterfront), dies at 69
  • Jul 22 S├índor Kocsis, Hungarian footballer (b. 1929)