On This Day

Deaths in Sport on October 30

  • 1915 Gervys Rignold Hazlitt, cricketer (9 Tests for Aust 1907-12), dies
  • 1936 Teddy Wynyard, cricketer (three Tests for England 1896-1906), dies
  • 1957 Fred Beebe, baseball player (b. 1880)
  • 1981 Lew Jenkins, American boxer (World Lightweight Champion 1940-41), dies at 64
  • 1991 William Shea, American lawyer (instrumental in NY Mets establishment; Shea Stadium), dies from a stroke at 84
  • 1998 Bulldog Turner, American NFL center (Chicago Bears), dies at 79
  • 2005 Al Lopez, American baseball player and manager (b. 1908)
  • 2007 John Woodruff, American athlete (Olympic gold 1936), dies at 92
  • 2015 Mel Daniels, American professional basketball player (Hall of Fame 2012), dies at 71
  • 2019 Ron Fairly, American baseball utility and broadcaster (MLB All Star 1973, 77; LA Dodgers, Montreal Expos; Seattle Mariners), dies from cancer at 81
  • 2019 Don Fraser, American boxing promoter (LA venues; colourful wardrobe & offbeat PR gimmicks), dies at 92