On This Day

Deaths in Sport on September 19

  • 1924 Alick Bannerman, cricketer (28 Tests for Australia, 1108 runs), dies
  • 1952 Hugo Bezdek, Czech American College Football Hall of Fame coach (University of Oregon, University of Arkansas, Penn State; NFL: Cleveland Browns; MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates), dies at 68
  • 1970 Greville Stevens, cricketer (10 Tests for England 1922-29), dies
  • 1982 Ted Badcock, New Zealand cricketer (7 Tests for NZ 1930-33, 16 wkts), dies at 85
  • 1989 Willie Steele, American Olympic gold medalist (b. 1923)
  • 2006 Roy Schuiten, Dutch cyclist (b. 1950)
  • 2013 Gerrie Mühren, Dutch soccer midfielder (10 caps; Ajax, Volendam), dies from myelodysplastic syndrome at 67
  • 2013 Hiroshi Yamauchi, Japanese businessman (President of Nintendo, 1949-2003, owner of Seattle Mariners), dies at 85

Person of interestJake LaMotta

2017 Jake LaMotta, American boxer (world middleweight champion 1949-51, immortalised in 'Raging Bull'), dies at 95

World Middleweight Boxing Champion Jake LaMotta
World Middleweight Boxing Champion
Jake LaMotta