On This Day

Deaths in Sport on September 26

  • 1944 Julien Cahn, cricketer (private cricket promoter during 30's), dies
  • 1954 Ellen Roosevelt, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1890), dies at 86
  • 1960 William Ling, cricketer (South African batsman in 6 Tests 1921-23), dies
  • 1965 Otto Nothling, Australian rugby union player and cricketer (did next to nothling in Aust), dies at 65
  • 1982 Alec Hurwood, Australian cricketer (Australian off-spinner v WI 1930-31), dies at 80
  • 1993 John Pennel, American pole vaulter (James E Sullivan Award-1963), dies at 53
  • 1993 Owen Aisher, English businessman and president (Royal Yachting Association 1970-75), dies at 93

Person of interestByron Nelson

2006 Byron Nelson, American golfer (winner 5 major titles; record 19 tournaments 1945), dies of a blood disorder at 94

Golfer Byron Nelson
Golfer
Byron Nelson
  • 2007 Bill Wirtz, American longtime Chicago Blackhawks owner, dies at 77

Person of interestPaul Newman

2008 Paul Newman, American actor (Hud, Hombre, Hustler), racing car driver and charity food company founder (Newman's Own), dies of lung cancer at 83

Actor & Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor & Entrepreneur
Paul Newman