On This Day

Deaths in Sport on October 26

  • 1930 Harry Payne Whitney, American businessman and thoroughbred horse breeder, dies at 58
  • 1931 Charles Comiskey, American baseball player, team owner and manager (Chicago White Sox), dies at 72
  • 1936 Rodney Heath, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ship 1905, 10), dies of stomach cancer at 52
  • 1952 Myrtle McAteer, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1900), dies at 74
  • 1961 Edgar Mayne, Australian cricketer (4 Tests for Australia around WWI), dies at 79
  • 1978 George "Jackie" Grant, West Indian cricketer (West Indian captain 1930-35), dies at 71
  • 1983 Mike Michalske, American football NFL guard (NY Yankees, Green Bay Packers), dies at 80
  • 1986 Jackson Scholz, American runner (b. 1897)
  • 1989 Andrew Roberts, cricketer (7 Tests for New Zealand 1976), dies
  • 1992 Dottie Green, female baseball player (Peaches), dies of cancer at 71
  • 1995 Agha Saadat Ali, Pakistani cricketer (8 not out in 1 inn for Pak 1956), dies at 66
  • 2004 Bobby Avila, Major League Baseball player (b. 1924)
  • 2007 Nicolae Dobrin, Romanian footballer (b. 1947)
  • 2014 Jeff Robinson, American baseball player, dies at 52