On This Day

Deaths in Sport on September 28

  • 1884 Fred Morley, cricket lefty quick (16 wkts in 4 Tests for Eng), dies
  • 1943 Charles Vintcent, cricketer (played in South Africa's 1st 3 tests), dies
  • 1959 Rudolf Caracciola, German race car driver (b. 1901)
  • 1959 Vincent Richards, American tennis player (US Pro C'ships 1927-28, 30, 33), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • 1968 Norman Brookes, Australian tennis player (Wimbledon 1907, 14), dies at 90
  • 2002 Hartland Molson, Canadian businessman (Molson family), senator and sports executive (Montreal Canadiens), dies at 95
  • 2003 Althea Gibson, American tennis player (7 Grand Slam singles titles), dies of respiratory and bladder infections at 76
  • 2004 Christl Cranz, German alpine skier (combined gold Winter Olympics 1936), dies at 90
  • 2008 Andrzej BadeĊ„ski, Polish athlete (400 metres)
  • 2013 Jonathan Fellows-Smith, South African cricket all-rounder (4 Tests), dies at 81
  • 2016 Max Walker, Australian cricket fast bowler (34 Tests, 138 wickets) and broadcaster (Nine Network), dies at 68
  • 2018 Don Chargin, American boxing promoter (IBHOF; Bobby Chacon, Tony "The Tiger" Lopez, Loreto Garza), dies from brain cancer at 90