Deaths in Sport on October 2

  • 1919 Ernest Halliwell, cricketer (South African wicketkeeper 1892-1904), dies
  • 1931 Thomas Johnstone Lipton, sportsman/merchant, dies
  • 1936 G H Simpson-Hayward, cricketer (Eng 1910, great lob bowlers), dies
  • 1961 Reggie Spooner, cricketer (England centurion v South Africa 1912), dies

Person of interestPaavo Nurmi

1973 Paavo "Flying Finn" Nurmi, who won 6 Olympic gold medals, dies at 76

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • 1998 Orvon Grover "Gene" Autry, American cowpoke, singer, actor (The Gene Autry Show), and business tycoon (California Angels), dies at 91
  • 1998 Olivier Gendebien, Belgian racing driver (b. 1924)
  • 2007 Tex Coulter, American football player (b. 1924)