On This Day

Deaths in Sport on November 27

  • 1930 Johnny Tyldesley, English cricketer (brother of Ernest, 1661 runs in 31 Tests for England), dies at 57
  • 1942 Arthur Langton, South African cricket medium pace bowler (15 Tests, 40 wickets), dies in a military air crash at 30
  • 1950 James Braid, Scottish golfer, course designer (British Open 1901, 05-06, 08, 10), dies at 80
  • 1960 Frederick Fane, English cricketer (682 runs in 14 Tests for Eng 1905-10), dies at 85
  • 1971 Joe Guyon, American NFL halfback (Canton, Cleveland, Oorang, Rock I, etc), dies at 79
  • 1988 Jan Hein Donner, Dutch chess grand master, dies at 61
  • 1995 Giancarlo Baghetti, racing driver/journalist, dies at 60
  • 1999 Yasuhiro Kojima, wrestler (b. 1937)
  • 2000 Len Shackleton, English former footballer, dies at 78
  • 2006 Casey Coleman, American sportscaster (b. 1951)
  • 2007 Bill Willis, American NFL guard (Cleveland Browns), dies at 86
  • 2007 Sean Taylor, American NFL free safety (Pro Bowl 2006, 07; All Pro 2007; Washington Redskins), dies when shot by an armed intruder at 24
  • 2008 Paul Hibbert, Australian cricketer (one Test Aust v India 1977, scored 13 & 2), dies at 56
  • 2011 Gary Speed, Welsh footballer and Wales national football team manager, dies at 42
  • 2012 Marvin Miller, American baseball executive (Major League Baseball Players Association 1966-1982), dies at 95
  • 2013 Nilton Santos, Brazilian footballer, dies from a lung infection at 88
  • 2014 Phillip Hughes, Australian cricketer, dies in a coma after being hit by cricket ball 2 days earlier at 25
  • 2020 Kevin Burnham, American sailor (Olympic gold 470 class 2004; silver 470 1992), dies from pulmonary disease at 63