Deaths in Sport on November 1

  • 1926 Wilfred Flowers, cricketer (England spinner in 8 Tests 1884-93), dies
  • 1947 Man o' War, American thoroughbred racehorse (b. 1917)
  • 1949 Leslie Gay, cricket wicket-keeper/goalkeeper (England in 1890's), dies
  • 1956 Lajos Asztalos, International Chess Master (1950), dies at 67
  • 1962 Ricardo Rodríguez, Mexican racing driver (b. 1942)
  • 1993 George Sheehan, cardiologist/marathoner, dies of prostate cancer at 74

Person of interestWalter Payton

1999 Walter Payton, American Pro Football Hall of Fame running back (Chicago Bears, 9-time Pro Bowl), dies of Cholangiocarcinoma at 45

NFL Running Back Walter Payton
NFL Running Back
Walter Payton
  • 2012 Pascual Perez, Dominican baseball player, bludgeoned to death at 55