Deaths in Sport on December 1

  • 1901 George Lohmann, British cricketer regarded as one of the greatest bowlers of all time, dies of tuberculosis at 36
  • 1928 Arthur Gore, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1901, 08-09), dies at 60
  • 1941 Horace Chapman, cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa, 39 runs, 1 wkt), dies
  • 1970 Frank Smailes, cricketer (England pace bowler Test v India 1946), dies
  • 1975 Nellie Fox, American baseball player (b. 1927)
  • 1986 Robert L "Bobby" Layne, football player (Detroit Lions), dies at 59
  • 1987 Punch Imlach, Canadian ice hockey coach and general manager (b. 1918)
  • 1994 Hugh Chilvers, Australian cricketer (151 wickets leg-spin for NSW 1928-37), dies at 92
  • 1998 Bertil Nordahl, Swedish soccer player (Olympic gold 1948), dies at 81
  • 2002 Dave McNally, American baseball player, dies at 60
  • 2003 Eugenio Monti, Italian bobsledder (b. 1928)
  • 2011 Ragnhild Hveger, Danish 200m swimmer (Olympic silver 1936), dies at 90
  • 2012 Jovan Belcher, American football linebacker, commits suicide by gunshot at 25