Deaths in Sport on July 27

  • 1943 Godfrey Cripps, cricketer (1st Currie Cup-winning captain), dies
  • 1943 H B G Austin, cricketer (capt of 1923 WI team to England), dies
  • 1948 Woolf Barnato, British financier and racing driver, dies at 52
  • 1948 Joe Tinker, American professional baseball player and manager, dies at 68
  • 1952 Roland Pope, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885), dies
  • 1956 Mick Commaille, South African cricketer and soccer rep (12 Tests for South Africa 1910-28), dies at 73
  • 1968 Babe Adams, baseball player (b. 1882)
  • 1982 Vladimir Smirnov, Russian foil fencer (Olympic gold 1980), dies at 28
  • 1983 Mufasir-ul-Haq, cricketer (Pakistani left-arm quick 1965), dies
  • 1985 Smoky Joe Wood, American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox), dies at 95
  • 1987 Travis Jackson, American baseball player (NY Giants), dies at 83
  • 1991 Pierre Brunet, French figure skater pair (Olympic gold 1928, 32), dies at 89
  • 1993 Reggie Lewis, NBA star (Boston Celtics), dies of heart failure at 27
  • 1995 Rick Ferrell, American baseball Hall of Fame catcher, dies at 89
  • 1998 Bill Tuttle, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), dies at 69
  • 2010 Jack Tatum, American football player (b. 1948)