On This Day

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, cricketer (5 Tests for Australia 1891-96), dies
  • 1972 George Wiess, General Manager (NY Yankees), 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, race car driver (won 13 NASCAR races), dies of AIDS at 34
  • 1992 Clifford Allison, US stock-car racer, dies in an accident

Person of interestMickey Mantle

1995 Mickey Mantle, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (1956 Triple Crown, 20-time All Star), dies of liver cancer at 63

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1996 Tom Mees, ESPN sports anchors (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 (b. 1947)
  • 2006 Payao Poontarat, Thai Olympic boxer (b. 1957)
  • 2007 Phil Rizzuto, American sportscaster and MLB shortstop (NY Yankees-MVP 1950), dies at 89
  • 2008 Dino Toso, American Formula-1 engineer (b. 1969)
  • 2012 Johnny Pesky, American baseball player and manager, dies at 92
  • 2015 Bob Fillion, French Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 95