On This Day

Deaths in Sport on October 29

  • 1905 Etienne Desmarteau, Canadian athlete (b. 1873)
  • 1941 Harvey Hendrick, American baseball player (b. 1897)
  • 1969 Vic Richardson, cricketer (Aussie capt 1935-36), dies
  • 1993 Roger Turner, American figure skater (7x US National Champion), dies at 92
  • 2007 Christian d'Oriola, French fencer (4-time Olympic gold foils 1948, 52, 56), dies at 79
  • 2020 J. J. Williams, Welsh rugby union winger (30 caps Wales, 7 British & Irish Lions; Grand Slam 1976, 78), dies at 72
  • 2020 Slaven Zambata, Croatian soccer forward (31 caps Yugoslavia; Dinamo Zagreb), dies at 80