Deaths in Sport on July 29

  • 1934 Didier Pitre, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1883)
  • 1950 Joe Fry, British racing driver, dies at 34
  • 1954 Coen de Koning, Dutch speed skater (b. 1879)
  • 1963 Dave Smith, cricketer (2 Tests in 1912 Australian side), dies
  • 1964 Vean Gregg, American baseball player (b. 1885)
  • 1973 Roger Williamson, English racing driver (b. 1948)
  • 1977 Austin Matthews, cricketer (Test Eng v NZ 1937), dies
  • 1987 Arthur Chipperfield, cricketer (14 Tests for Australia), dies
  • 2013 Christian Benítez, Ecuadorian soccer striker (Ecuador 58 caps), dies from heart failure at 27
  • 2015 Peter O'Sullevan, British horse racing commentator 'the voice of racing', dies at 97
  • 2017 Lee May "The Big Bopper", American Major League Baseball 1st baseman, dies from pneumonia at 74