On This Day

Deaths in Sport on September 25

  • 1928 Karl Schneider, cricketer (South Aust batsman), dies of leukaemia at 23
  • 1929 Miller Huggins, American Baseball Hall of Fame 2nd baseman, manager (NY Yankees WS 1923, 27-28), dies of pyaemia at 51
  • 1979 Tapio Rautavaara, Finnish athlete, actor, and singer (Me tulemme taas, Rion yö), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 64
  • 1995 Dave Bowen, Welsh soccer wing-half (19 caps; Arsenal) and manager (Wales 1964-74; Northampton Town), dies at 67
  • 2005 George Archer, American golfer (US Masters 1969), dies of Burkitt's lymphoma at 65

Sofia Muratova

2006 Sofia Muratova, Russian Olympic gold winning Gymnast, dies at 77

Arnold Palmer

2016 Arnold Palmer, American golfer (7 major titles; US Masters 1958, 60, 62, 64), dies of heart failure at 87

  • 2021 Len Ashurst, English soccer defender (Sunderland AFC 409 games) and manager (Cardiff City, Sunderland, Newport County), dies at 82