On This Day

Deaths in Sport on July 19

  • 1939 Tom Hayward, English cricket batsman (35 Tests, 3 x 100; HS 137; Surrey CCC), dies at 68
  • 1974 Erno Schwarz, Hungarian-American soccer player, dies at 69
  • 1994 Ray Flaherty, American Pro Football Hall of Fame end, coach (3 x NFL Championships; Washington Redskins 1937, 42 coach), dies at 90
  • 1995 James Smiddy, American high school basketball coach (record 1,216 wins), dies at 71
  • 1998 Elmer Valo, baseball player (b. 1921)
  • 2002 Spec Shea, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star, World Series 1947; NY Yankees, Washington Sens), dies after heart surgery at 81
  • 2008 Eddie Fuller, South African cricketer (South African fast bowler in 7 Tests 1952-58), dies at 76
  • 2009 Henry Surtees, British racing driver. (b. 1991)
  • 2010 Lorenzen Wright, American basketball player (LA Clippers), murdered by his wife at 32
  • 2013 Phil Woosnam, Welsh soccer striker, manager (Wales 17 caps, USA manager 1968), dies from prostate cancer and Alzheimer's disease at 90
  • 2013 Bert Trautmann, German soccer goalkeeper (Manchester City 508 games; FWA Footballer of the Year 1956), dies from heart failure at 89
  • 2015 Galina Prozumenshchikova, Soviet 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1964), dies at 66 after a long illness