On This Day

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)
  • 1985 Jay Youngblood, American wrestler (b. 1955)
  • 1989 A. Bartlett Giamatti, American executive (MLB Commissioner 1989; President Yale University 1978-86), dies of 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, cricketer (scored 783 in 21 Tests for Pakistan), dies
  • 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 footballer, dies at 76
  • 2010 Wakanohana Kanji I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 45th Yokozuna (b. 1928)

Person of interestTommy Morrison

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

Heavyweight Boxer Tommy Morrison
Heavyweight Boxer
Tommy Morrison
  • 2016 Len Maddocks, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (Australian mid-50's), dies at 90