Deaths in Sport on July 7

  • 1931 Johannes "Kodgee" Kotze, South African cricketer (South Africa 1902-07), dies at 51
  • 1934 Doodles Tapscott, cricketer (South African batsman 1922-23), dies
  • 1939 Deacon White, American baseball player and a star during the first two decades of the sport's professional era, dies at 91
  • 1965 Bill Hitch, England cricket fast-bowler (7 Tests 1911-21), dies
  • 1967 Jo Schlesser, French Formula One racing driver (b. 1928)
  • 1975 Ruffian, American thoroughbred racehorse (b. 1972)
  • 1976 Walter Giesler, American soccer coach (b. 1910)
  • 1979 D P Conyngham, cricketer (one Test for South Africa), dies
  • 1982 Bep [Elisa H] Bakhuis, soccer star/writer, dies at 76
  • 1984 Carl Boenish, American father of BASE jumping (b. 1941)
  • 1997 Jerry Doggett, American sportscaster (Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers), dies at 80
  • 2000 Kenny Irwin, Jr., American race car driver (b. 1969)
  • 2002 Bison Dele, American basketball player (b. 1969)