On This Day

Deaths in Sport on January 29

  • 1947 Fred Barratt, English cricket fast bowler (5 Tests, 5 wickets; Nottinghamshire), dies at 52
  • 1951 Frank Tarrant, Australian cricketer, dies at 70
  • 1968 Laxmidas Purshottamdas Jai, cricketer (Test for India), dies
  • 1977 Buster Nupen, South African cricket all-rounder (17 Tests, 50 wickets; one eye only), dies at 75
  • 1989 Halina Konopacka, Polish discus thrower (Olympic gold 1928), dies at 88
  • 1994 Ulrike Maier, olympic skier, breaks neck during world cup skiing at 26
  • 1995 Richard Burnell, British rower (Olympic gold 1948), dies at 77
  • 2002 Night Train Lane, American NFL defensive back (Rams, Cards, Lions), dies at 74
  • 2007 Barbaro, American thoroughbred racehorse (b. 2003)
  • 2009 Bill Frindall, English cricket scorer and statistician (b. 1939)

Person of interestTom Brookshier

2010 Tom Brookshier, American football player and sportscaster, dies of cancer at 78

NFL Sportscaster Tom Brookshier
NFL Sportscaster
Tom Brookshier
  • 2012 François Migault, French auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1976 runner-up; 16 F1 GP), dies from cancer at 67
  • 2015 Kel Nagle, Australian golfer (British Open 1960), dies at 94
  • 2019 Andy Hebenton, Canadian NHL right wing (record 630 consecutive games; NY Rangers, Boston Bruins), dies at 89
  • 2020 Larry Eisenhauer, American football defensive end (AFL All-Star 1962, 63, 64, 66; Boston Patriots), dies at 79
  • 2020 Irina Laricheva, Russian trap shooter (World C'ships x 6 gold individual, team, double trap), dies at 55
  • 2020 Keith Nelson, New Zealand soccer striker (20 caps; Mount Wellington), dies at 72
  • 2021 John Chaney, American Basketball Hall of Fame college coach (Cheyney University, Temple University), dies at 89
  • 2021 Yvon Douis, French soccer striker (20 caps; Lille, Le Havre, Monaco, Cannes), dies from COVID-19 at 85