Deaths in Sport on September 29

  • 1914 Jean Bouin, French middle distance runner (Olympic silver 1912), dies fighting in WWI at 25
  • 1937 Ray Ewry, American track and field athlete (8 Olympic golds 1900, 04, 08), dies at 63
  • 1951 Thomas Cahill, American soccer coach and administrator (first coach US men's national team), dies at 86
  • 1952 John Cobb, British speed record holder (World Land Speed Record 1938-39, 47), dies attempting to break world Water Speed Record at Loch Ness, Scotland, at 52

Casey StengelCasey Stengel (1890-1975)

American Baseball HOF outfielder (World Series 1921, 22 NY Giants) and manager (7 x World Series NY Yankees; NY Mets 1st manager), dies of cancer at 85

  • 1981 Bill Shankly, Scottish football manager (Liverpool, 1959-74), dies of a heart attack at 68
  • 1982 Monty Stratton, American MLB player who played in minor leagues with prosthetic leg, dies at 70
  • 1982 Slinger Nitschke, Australian cricketer (2 Tests for Australia 1931-32), dies at 77
  • 1989 August A. "Gussie" Busch, American brewing magnate and baseball owner (St Louis Cards), dies at 90
  • 1994 Don Watson, Australian race car driver, dies in an accident at a practice for the Bathurst 1000 at 43
  • 2001 Mabel Fairbanks, Seminole-African American figure skater and coach (US Figure Skating Hall of Fame), dies at 85 [1]
  • 2004 Richard Sainct, French motorcycle rally rider, dies in a crash at 44
  • 2006 Walter Hadlee, New Zealand cricket batsman (11 Tests, 1 x 100, 2 x 50; Canterbury; father of Richard, Dayle & Barry), dies from a stroke at 91
  • 2013 L. C. Greenwood, American football player, dies from kidney failure at 67
  • 2014 Dan Goossen, American boxing promoter (Michael Nunn, Terry Norris, James Toney), dies of liver cancer at 64
  • 2017 Ludmila Belousova, Russian pairs skater (Olympic gold USSR 1964, 68; World C'ship gold x 4; with Oleg Protopopov), dies at 81
  • 2020 Doyle Royal, American collegiate soccer coach (NCAA C'ship 1968; University of Maryland 1946-73) and tennis coach (U of Maryland 1954-80), dies at 101
  • 2020 John Whittaker, New Zealand rugby league utility back (26 Tests; Wellington; Warrington), dies from cancer at 70
  • 2021 Glyn Moses, Welsh rugby league fullback (2 caps Wales. 9 Great Britain; Salford, St. Helens), dies at 93
  • 2021 Heiko Salzwedel, German cycling coach (est. Australian Institute of Sport Road Cycling/MTB program; German, Danish, British Cycling), dies at 64