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
  • 1977 Ernie Lombardi, American Baseball HOF catcher (8 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1940; NL MVP 1938; Cincinnati Reds, Boston Braves, NY Giants), dies at 69
  • 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

Byron Nelson

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

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

Paul Newman

2008 Paul Newman, American actor (Hud, Hombre, Hustler), auto racer and team owner (Newman/Haas Racing) and charity food company founder (Newman's Own), dies of lung cancer at 83

  • 2021 Syarhyey Hyerasimets, Belarusian soccer midfielder (25 caps; Shakhter Donetsk, Dinamo Minsk) and manager (Okzhetpes, Piter Saint Petersburg), dies at 55