On This Day

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
  • 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

Person of interestBill Walsh

2007 Bill Walsh, American Pro Football Hall of Fame coach (San Fransisco 49ers), dies of leukemia at 75

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