On This Day

Deaths in Sport on August 1

  • 1916 Claude Newberry, South African cricket All-rounder (v England 1913-14), dies
  • 1918 John Riley Banister, American law officer and cowboy, dies at 64
  • 1929 Syd Gregory, Australian cricketer (Australian captain pre-WWI), dies at 59
  • 1932 Arnold Fothergill, cricketer (8 wickets in 2 Tests for Eng 1889), dies
  • 1971 John McDermott, American golfer (US Open 1911-12), dies of mental illness at 79
  • 1980 Patrick Depailler, French Formula 1 driver (b. 1944)
  • 1992 Stanley Dudek, US platform diver (watershows), dies
  • 1993 Ewing Kaufman, founder/owner (KC Royals), dies of lung cancer at 76
  • 2001 Korey Stringer, American NFL football tackle, 1995-2000 (Minnesota Vikings), dies of complications from heat stroke at 27
  • 2008 Ashok Mankad, Indian cricketer (son of Vinoo, batted for India 1969-78), dies at 61
  • 2010 Eric Tindill, New Zealand rugby, cricket representative (international cricket umpire, rugby referee), dies at 99
  • 2013 Dick Kazmaier, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1951; Unanimous All-American 1951; Princeton), dies from heart and lung disease at 82
  • 2020 Rickey Dixon, American College Football Hall of Fame cornerback (Jim Thorpe Award 1987; Oklahoma Sooners; Cincinnati Bengals, LA Raiders), dies from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 53
  • 2020 Vitold Kreyer, Russian athlete (Olympic bronze, triple jump 1956, 60) and coach (Soviet athletics team 1967–80; head Russian team 2000 Olympics), dies at 87
  • 2020 Stan Mellor MBE, English National Hunt jockey and trainer (first jumps jockey to ride 1,000 winners; Champion Jockey 1960-62), dies at 83