On This Day

Deaths in Sport on June 29

  • 1904 Tom Emmett, England cricket fast bowler (7 Tests, famous roundarm action), dies at 62
  • 1935 Jack O'Neill, American baseball player (b. 1873)
  • 1946 Frank Hadow, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1878; first exponent of the lob), dies at 91
  • 1949 Walter Giffen, cricketer (brother of George, 3 Tests), dies
  • 1956 Max Emmerich, American athlete and gymnast (Olympic gold, triathlon 1904), dies at 77
  • 1957 Johan Hin, Dutch yachtsman (Olympic gold 12' dinghy 1920), dies at 58

Person of interestPrimo Carnera

1967 Primo Carnera, Italian boxer (World Heavyweight Champion 1933-34), dies of alcohol-related liver disease at 60

  • 1979 Ben Barnett, Australian cricketer (4 Tests for Australia 1938), dies at 71
  • 1996 Bobby Keetch, English footballer and entrepreneur, dies at 54
  • 1998 Louis Hostin, French weightlifter (Olympic gold 1932, 36), dies at 90
  • 2000 Arnie Weinmeister, Canadian Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive tackle (Pro Bowl 1950–53; First-team All-Pro 1950–53; NY Yankees, NY Giants; BC Lions), dies at 77
  • 2006 Randy Walker, American football fullback (Miami University) and coach (Miami University 1990-98, Northwestern University 1999-2005), dies of a heart attack at 52
  • 2006 Jim McNab, Scottish footballer, dies at 66
  • 2018 Irina Szewińska, Polish athlete, administrator (Olympic various sprint gold 1964, 68, 76), dies of cancer at 72
  • 2020 Ernesto Marcel, Panamanian boxer (WBA featherweight title 1972-74), dies at 72