On This Day

Deaths in Sport on November 29

  • 1927 George Giffen, Australian cricketer (251 FC games, 11758 runs, 1023 wkts), dies at 68
  • 1974 James J. Braddock, American boxer (World Heavyweight champion 1935-37), dies at 69

Person of interestGraham Hill

1975 Graham Hill, British auto racer (Formula One World Champion, 1962 & 1968), dies while trying to land a plane in the fog near London at 46

Auto Racer Graham Hill
Auto Racer
Graham Hill
  • 1982 Percy Williams, Canadian athlete (Olympic gold 100m / 200m 1928), dies from self inflicted gunshot wounds at 74
  • 1989 Sir G O "Gubby" Allen, English cricket all-rounder (25 Tests; refused to bowl 'Bodyline' tactics 1932), dies of complications after stomach surgery at 87
  • 2000 Lou Groza, American football placekicker & offensive tackle (9 × Pro Bowl; 4 × First-team All-Pro; Cleveland Browns), dies from a heart attack at 76
  • 2003 Tony Canadeo, American NFL hall of fame halfback (Green Bay Packers), dies at 84
  • 2004 Harry Danning, American baseball player, dies at 93
  • 2005 David di Tommaso, French footballer (b. 1979)
  • 2005 Victor Pellot, Puerto Rican baseball infielder (6 x MLB All Star; 7 x Gold Glove; Cleveland, Minnesota), dies from cancer at 78
  • 2007 Ralph Beard, American basketball guard (Olympic gold 1948; NBA All Star 1951; life ban point shaving scandal 1951), dies at 79
  • 2012 Merv Pregulman, American NFL line backer (Green Bay Packers), dies at 90
  • 2015 Joe Marston, Australian soccer defender (1954 FA Cup Final), dies at 89
  • 2018 Ruth Haring, American chess player and President of the US Chess Federation, dies at 63
  • 2020 Papa Bouba Diop, Senegalese soccer midfielder (63 caps; Lens, Fulham, Portsmouth, West Ham Utd), dies from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 42
  • 2020 Viorel Turcu, Romanian soccer midfielder (7 caps; FC Argeș Pitești, Steaua București, FC Olt Scornicești), dies from a heart attack at 60