Deaths in Sport on July 1

  • 1916 William Booth, England Test cricket batsman (WWI 2 Tests), dies at the Somme at 39
  • 1948 Achille Varzi, Italian auto racer (14 Grand Prix wins), dies in practise crash at 43
  • 1965 Wally Hammond, England cricket batsman (7,249 Test runs @ 58.45), dies of a heart attack at 62
  • 1971 Lord Learie Constantine, West Indian cricket all-rounder (UKs first black peer), dies of a heart attack at 69
  • 1982 Ray Scarborough, American MLB pitcher (All Star 1950), dies at 64
  • 1983 Erich Juskowiak, German footballer, dies at 56
  • 1995 Bruce Mitchell, South African cricket opening batsman (42 Tests), dies at 86
  • 1999 Jack Moroney, Australian cricketer, dies at 81
  • 2003 Wesley Mouzon, American boxer/trainer (Roy Jones Jr), dies of kidney cancer at 75
  • 2005 Gus Bodnar, Canadian NHL center (NHL record 3 assists in 21 seconds 1952), dies at 82
  • 2006 Fred Trueman, England cricket fast bowler (England 67 Tests, 307 wickets), dies of small cell carcinoma at 75
  • 2008 John Pont, American college football coach (Miami, Yale, Northwestern, Indiana), dies at 80
  • 2009 Alexis Arg├╝ello, Nicaraguan boxer (3-weight world champion), dies of self inflicted gun wound at 57
  • 2010 Don Coryell, American College Football Hall of Fame/NFL coach (SD Chargers), dies at 85
  • 2012 Loyd Gentry, American thoroughbred trainer (Kentucky Derby 1967 Proud Clarion), dies of heart failure at 86
  • 2013 John Stanford, American college baseball coach/administrator (Middle Tennessee), dies at 77