On This Day

Deaths in Sport on June 30

  • 1935 William Brockwell, cricket (British all-rounder in 7 Tests 1893-99), dies
  • 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, baseball player (b. 1898)
  • 1997 Larry O'Day, wrestler (b. 1944)
  • 2002 Pete Gray [Wyshner], 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