On This Day

Deaths in Sport on July 26

  • 1925 Antonio Ascari, Italian racing driver, dies at 36
  • 1939 Billy Murphy, New Zealand boxer (world featherweight champion 1890; first world champion in any class from NZ), dies at 75
  • 1948 Charles Mills, South African cricketer (Test v England 1891-92), dies
  • 1964 Francis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe, British politician, naval officer and auto racer (1931 Le Mans), dies at 80
  • 1966 Howard Kinsey, American tennis player (French Open doubles 1924, US Open doubles 1926; Wimbledon singles 1926 runner-up), dies at 66
  • 2005 Gilles Marotte, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1945)
  • 2007 Skip Prosser, American basketball coach (b. 1950)