On This Day

Deaths in Sport on June 30

  • 1935 Bill Brockwell, English cricketer (British all-rounder in 7 Tests 1893-99), dies at 70
  • 1966 Giuseppe Farina, Italian auto racer (World F1 champion 1950), dies in a domestic car accident at 59
  • 1973 Elmer Layden, College Football Hall of Fame fullback (Notre Dame legendary 4-horsemen, 1st NFL Commissioner), dies at 70
  • 1976 Firpo Marberry, American baseball player (Washington Senators), dies at 77
  • 1987 Thor Thorvaldsen, Norwegian yachtsman (Olympic gold dragon class 1948, 52), dies at 78
  • 1997 Larry O'Day, Australian wrestler, dies of cancer at 53
  • 2002 Pete Gray [Wyshner], American MLB one-armed outfielder (St Louis Browns), dies at 87
  • 2011 Barry Bremen, American sports imposter and business man (b. 1947)
  • 2020 Alfred Kotey, Ghanaian boxer (WBO Bantamweight C'ship 1994-95), dies of complications from a stroke at 52
  • 2020 Aleksandr Kabanov, Russian water polo player (Olympic gold 1972, 80; World C'ship gold 1975, 82) and coach (Russian men's & women's teams), dies at 72
  • 2021 Inge Danielsson, Swedish soccer midfielder (17 caps; Ifö/Bromölla IF, Helsingborgs IF, AFC Ajax, IFK Norrköping), dies at 80
  • 2021 Janet Moreau Stone, American athlete (Olympic gold 4x100m relay 1952), dies at 93