Deaths in Sport on September 1

  • 1941 Benjamin Dwight, American tennis championship umpire, dies
  • 1949 Bobby Walthour Sr., American cyclist (motor-pacing World Championships gold 1904-05; Madison Square Garden 6-Day Race 1901, 03), dies at 71
  • 1983 Lennox Brown, cricket leg spinner (3 wickets at 63 for South Africa), dies
  • 1985 Stefan Bellof, German race car driver (b. 1957)
  • 1989 A. Bartlett Giamatti, American MLB Commissioner (1989) and President of Yale University (1978-86), dies of a heart attack at 51
  • 1992 Chick Harbert, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1954, Ryder Cup 1949, 55), dies of a cerebral haemorrhage at 77
  • 1994 Wallis Mathias, Pakistan cricket batsman (21 Tests; first non-Muslim to play for Pakistan), dies at 59
  • 1998 Cary Middlecoff, American golfer (US Open 1949, 56; US Masters 1955), dies at 77
  • 2001 Brian Moore, British sports commentator (BBC Radio, London Weekend Television 'The Big Match'), dies of heart failure at 69
  • 2007 Viliam Schrojf, Slovak soccer goalkeeper (39 caps Czechoslovakia; Slovan Bratislava 240 games), dies at 76
  • 2010 Wakanohana Kanji I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 45th Yokozuna (b. 1928)

Tommy Morrison

2013 Tommy Morrison, American boxer (WBO heavyweight title, 1993) and actor (Rocky V), dies from AIDS at 44

  • 2016 Len Maddocks, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (7 Tests, 19 dismissals; Victoria, Tasmania), dies at 90
  • 2021 Jim Fuller, American college football coach and athletics administrator (coach 1977-83; AD 2003-08 Jacksonville State University), dies from COVID-19 at 76
  • 2021 Juan Rodríguez Vega, Chilean soccer defender (26 caps; Universidad de Chile, Atlético Español), dies at 77
  • 2022 Earnie Shavers, American boxer (2 x world heavyweight c'ship challenger [Muhammad Ali 1977, Larry Holmes 1979]), dies at 78