On This Day

Deaths in Sport on September 17

  • 1943 Dick Tyldesley, English cricketer (7 Tests for England), dies
  • 1994 Vitas Gerulaitis, Lithuanian/American tennis player (Australian Open 1977), dies of carbon monoxide poisoning at 40
  • 1995 Lucien Victor, Belgian road racing cyclist, dies at 64
  • 2000 Nicole Reinhart, American cyclist (b. 1976)
  • 2015 Peter Heatly, Scottish diver and Chairman of the Commonwealth Games Federation, dies at 91