Deaths in Sport on January 29

  • 1921 Billy Gunn, English cricketer (11 test matches) and footballer, dies at 62
  • 1947 Fred Barratt, cricket (5 wkts at 47 in 5 Tests for Eng 1929-30), dies
  • 1951 Frank Tarrant, Australian cricketer (b. 1880)
  • 1968 Laxmidas Purshottamdas Jai, cricketer (Test for India), dies
  • 1977 E P "Buster" Nupen, cricketer (50 wickets for S Af, lost eye), dies
  • 1989 Halina Konopacka, Polish athlete (b. 1900)
  • 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 Dick "Night Train" Lane, American football player (b. 1928)
  • 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 Goody Petronelli, American boxing trainer and manager, dies at 88