On This Day

Deaths in Sport on August 10

  • 1902 George Vernon, cricketer (scored 11* & 3 in only England Test), dies
  • 1910 Joe Gans, American boxer (world lightweight champion), dies of tuberculosis at 35
  • 1958 Frank Demaree, American MLB outfielder (2-time All Star), dies of internal haemorrhage at 48
  • 1962 Ted Husing, sportscaster (Monday Night Fights), dies at 60
  • 1965 Rayford Robinson, cricketer (Test Aust v England 1937), dies
  • 1976 Bert Oldfield, cricketer (54 Tests, 52 stumpings), dies
  • 1990 Cookie Lavagetto, American baseball third baseman, manager and coach (MLB All Star 1938-41; Brooklyn Dodgers; Washington Senators), dies at 77
  • 1994 Kay Petre, early racing driver, dies at 91
  • 1994 Marie Dollinger, German track and field athlete (dropped baton in 1936 Olympic sprint), dies at 83
  • 2000 Gilbert Parkhouse, Welsh cricketer (England batsman in 7 Tests 1950-59), dies at 74
  • 2001 Lou Boudreau, American baseball player and manager (b. 1917)
  • 2010 Antonio Pettigrew, American athlete (World C'ship gold 400m 1991), dies by overdose medication containing diphenhydramine at 42
  • 2014 Graham Gedye, New Zealand cricket batsman (4 Tests 1964), dies at 85
  • 2015 Elzie "Buddy" Baker, American NASCAR driver, dies at 74
  • 2020 Lorna Beal (née Larter), Australian cricket wicket-keeper (7 Tests; 16 dismissals), dies at 96
  • 2020 Vladimir Popović, Serbian soccer midfielder (20 caps, Yugoslavia; Red Star Belgrade) and manager (Intercontinental Cup, Red Star Belgrade 1991), dies at 85