Deaths in Sport on July 30

  • 1889 Charles Absolom, cricketer (Test for Eng), dies in an accident
  • 1914 Albert Trott, cricketer (3 Tests for Aus, 2 for Eng), commits suicide
  • 1941 Mickey Welch, American Baseball HOF pitcher (third to 300 career wins; Troy Trojans, New York Giants), dies from complications of gangrene of the foot at 82
  • 1947 George Challenor, West Indian cricketer (played in 1st WI Test side 1928), dies at 59
  • 1965 Alan Washbond, American 2-man bobsledder (Olympic gold 1932), dies at 65
  • 1967 Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, German arms manufacturer and Olympic yacht competitor, dies at 59
  • 1982 Frank Nicholson, South African cricket wicket-keeper (1935-36), dies
  • 1984 Maurice Tremlett, cricketer (England pace bowler 1948-49), dies
  • 1994 Theo van Scheltinga, skater, dies at 80
  • 2005 Ray Cunningham, American baseball player (b. 1905)
  • 2006 Al Balding, Canadian golfer (first Canadian to win PGA Tour event in US, 4-time winner), dies of cancer at 82

Bill WalshBill Walsh (1931-2007)

American Pro Football Hall of Fame coach (San Francisco 49ers), dies of leukemia at 75

  • 2019 Nick Buoniconti, American NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins) and sportscaster (NBC), dies at 78