Deaths in Sport on August 13

  • 1918 Luther Gulick, American Basketball Hall of Fame contributor (basketball pioneer; international official), dies at 53
  • 1956 Harry Donnan, Australian cricketer (5 Tests for Australia 1891-96), dies at 91
  • 1972 George Weiss, American Baseball Hall of Fame executive (NY Yankees GM 1947-60, 7 x World Series; NY Mets President 1961-66), dies at 78
  • 1974 Hugo Yarnold, English cricketer (Umpire in 3 Tests for England), dies at 57
  • 1988 Edward Bennett Williams, American lawyer, team owner (Washington Redskins, Baltimore Orioles), dies of colon cancer at 68
  • 1989 Tim Richmond, American race car driver (won 13 NASCAR races), dies of AIDS at 34
  • 1992 Clifford Allison, American stock-car racer, dies in a practice race at 27

Mickey MantleMickey Mantle (1931-1995)

American Baseball HOF outfielder (1956 Triple Crown; 20 x MLB All Star; 7 × World Series; 3 × AL MVP; NY Yankees), dies of liver cancer at 63

  • 1996 Tom Mees, American ESPN sports anchor (NHL), drowns at 46
  • 1997 Emil 'Bus' Mosbacher, American yachtsman (America's Cup 1962 [Weatherly], 1967 [Intrepid]), dies at 75
  • 2001 Otto Stuppacher, Austrian racing driver, dies at 54
  • 2006 Payao Poontarat, Thai Olympic boxer (b. 1957)

Phil RizzutoPhil Rizzuto (1917-2007)

American Baseball HOF shortstop (5 x MLB All-Star; 7 x World Series; AL MVP 1950; NY Yankees) and broadcaster (WCBS radio, WPIX-TV), dies at 89

  • 2008 Dino Toso, Italian Dutch Formula-1 engineer, dies of cancer at 39
  • 2008 Roy Prosser, Australian rugby union prop (25 caps; Northern Suburbs), dies at 66
  • 2012 Johnny Pesky [Paveskovich], American MLB baseball infielder, 1942 & 1946-54 (Boston Red Sox, and 2 other teams), coach, manager, and broadcaster, dies at 92
  • 2015 Bob Fillion, French Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 95
  • 2020 Eric Hughes, English rugby league utility back (10 Tests England, 8 Great Britain; Widnes 481 games), dies from cancer at 73
  • 2021 Charlie Johnson, American football defensive tackle (Pro Bowl 1979-81; All Pro 1980; Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings), dies at 69