Deaths in Sport on May 26

  • 1944 C M Francois, cricketer (WWII, 252 runs in 5 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • 1954 Lionel Conacher ["The Big Train"], Canadian athlete and politician, dies from a heart attack at 54
  • 1956 Al Simmons, outfielder (A's)/lifetime batting avg of .334, dies at 54
  • 1959 Ed Walsh, baseball pitcher (1.82 ERA), dies at 78
  • 1969 Paul Hawkins, Australian racing driver (b. 1937)
  • 1974 Silvio Moser, Swiss racing driver (b. 1941)
  • 1989 Don Revie, English footballer and soccer manager (Leeds and England), dies at 61
  • 2001 Vittorio Brambilla, Italian racing driver (b. 1937)
  • 2002 Mamo Wolde, Ethiopian marathoner (Olympic gold 1968), dies at 69
  • 2005 Chico Carrasquel, Venezuelan baseball player (b. 1928)
  • 2006 Kevin O'Flanagan, Irish athlete and physician (b. 1919)
  • 2006 Ted Schroeder, American tennis player (US Open 1942, Wimbledon 1949), dies of cancer at 84
  • 2009 Peter Zezel, Canadian professional hockey player (b. 1965)
  • 2010 Jarvis Williams, American football player (b. 1965)
  • 2017 Jim Bunning, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, politician (perfect game vs Mets 1965, Rep. Senator-Ky), dies of a stroke at 85
  • 2017 John Severson, founder of 'Surfer' magazine and artist (known for his depictions of surf culture), dies of cancer at 83