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

Person of interestAlthea Gibson

2003 Althea Gibson, American tennis player (7 Grand Slam singles titles), dies of respiratory and bladder infections at 76

Tennis Player Althea Gibson
Tennis Player
Althea Gibson
  • 2004 Christl Cranz, German alpine skier (combined gold Winter Olympics 1936), dies at 90
  • 2008 Andrzej Badeński, 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
  • 2020 Hiroki Yuhara, Japanese rugby union hooker (22 caps; Toshiba Brave Lupus), dies at 36