On This Day

Deaths in Sport on September 29

  • 1914 Jean Bouin, French marathoner (Olympic silver 1912), dies in battle
  • 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
  • 1975 Casey Stengel, American Baseball Hall of Fame manager (Yankees (1949-60), NY Met's 1st), dies of cancer at 85
  • 1981 Bill Shankly, Scottish football manager (b. 1913)
  • 1982 Slinger Nitschke, Australian cricketer (2 Tests for Australia 1931-32), dies at 77
  • 1982 Monty Stratton, baseball player (b. 1912)
  • 1989 August A. "Gussie" Busch, American brewing magnate and baseball owner (St Louis Cards), dies at 90
  • 1994 Don Watson, race car driver, dies in an accident at 46
  • 2004 Richard Sainct, French motorcycle rally rider, dies in a crash at 44
  • 2006 Walter Hadlee, New Zealand cricket batsman (11 Tests; father of Richard & Dayle), 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 1964, 68), dies at 81