Deaths in Sport on March 29

  • 1940 Alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and English rugby union winger (4 caps; Leicester Tigers RUFC, Oxford Uni RFC), dies in an aircraft training accident for RAF at 24
  • 1945 Ferenc Csik, Hungarian swimmer (Olympics gold medal 100m freestyle 1936), dies of war wounds at 31
  • 1949 Helen Homans, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1906), dies at 72
  • 1951 Jerome Travers, American golfer (US Open 1915), dies at 63
  • 1978 Jayasinghrao Ghorpade, Indian cricket batsman (8 Tests @ 15.26), dies at 47
  • 1988 Ted Kluszewski, American baseball 1st baseman (MLB All Star 1953-56; NL HR & RBI leader 1954; Cincinnati Reds), dies of a heart attack at 63
  • 1995 Terry Moore, American baseball outfielder (World Series 1942, 46; 4 x MLB All Star; St. Louis Cardinals) and manager (Philadelphia Phillies 1954), dies at 82
  • 1996 Bill Goldsworthy, Canadian ice hockey player (Minnesota North Stars), dies at 51
  • 1998 Dudley Wysong, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1966 runner-up), dies of an aneurysm at 58
  • 2009 Vladimir Fedotov, Soviet football striker and manager (b.1943)
  • 2012 Bill Jenkins, American engine builder and drag racer (Motorsports Hall of Fame of America), dies of heart failure at 81

Hobart Hobart "Hobie" Alter (1933-2014)

American surf and sailing entrepreneur and pioneer who created the Hobie Cat, dies of cancer at 80

  • 2018 Rusty Staub, American baseball utility (6 x MLB All Star; Houston Colt .45s / Astros; Montreal Expos; NY Mets; Detroit Tigers) and broadcaster (Mets games 1986-95), dies from multiple organ failure at 73
  • 2020 Jim Lambright, American college football coach (University of Washington 1993-98; 44–25–1 record), dies from complications of dementia at 77
  • 2020 José Luis Capón, Spanish soccer defender (13 caps; Atlético Madrid, 200 games), dies of COVID-19 at 72
  • 2021 Bibian Mentel-Spee, Dutch para-snowboarding athlete (Winter Paralympics gold snowboard cross 2014, 18; banked slalom 2018; 5 x gold World C'ship), dies from cancer at 48
  • 2021 Jerry McGee, American golfer (US Ryder Cup 1977, 4 PGA Tour titles), dies at 77