On This Day

Deaths in Sport on August 14

  • 1891 Johnny Mullagh [Unaarrimin], Australian cricketer (Aboriginal tourist 1868), dies at 50
  • 1938 Hugh Trumble, Australian cricket spin bowler and captain (32 Tests, 141 wickets; 2 x Test hat-tricks), dies of a heart attack at 71
  • 1938 Jim Kelly, Australian cricketer (36 Tests for Aust 1896-1905, stumped 20), dies at 71
  • 1943 Joe Kelley, American baseball player (Baltimore Orioles), dies at 71
  • 1960 Fred Clarke, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder and manager (Louisville Colonels, Pittsburgh Pirates; .312 BA), dies at 87
  • 1966 S J "Tip" Snooke, South African cricket all-rounder (26 Tests 1905-23), dies
  • 1966 Tip Snooke, South African cricket all-rounder and captain (26 Tests, 35 wickets), dies at 85
  • 1967 Bob Anderson, British racing driver (b. 1931)
  • 1981 Dudley Nourse, South African cricketer (34 Tests for South Africa, 2960 runs), dies at 70
  • 1984 Tigran Petrosian, Soviet Armenian world chess champion (1963-69), dies at 55
  • 1988 Enzo Ferrari, Italian sportscar manufacturer (Ferrari), dies at 90
  • 1991 Alberto Crespo, Argentine racing driver (b. 1920)
  • 1999 Pee Wee [Harold] Reese, American baseball player (Dodgers), dies at 81
  • 1999 Pat Mullin, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1947-48; Detroit Tigers), dies at 81
  • 2000 Cuan McCarthy, South African cricketer (b. 1929)
  • 2003 Helmut Rahn, German footballer (b. 1929)
  • 2004 Eric Petrie, New Zealand cricketer (NZ wicketkeeper of the late 1950's), dies at 77
  • 2005 Coo Coo Marlin, American NASCAR race car driver, dies at 73
  • 2015 Karen Stives, American equestrian rider (Olympic gold team, silver individual 1984), dies at 64
  • 2019 Reg Scarlett, West Indian cricket off-spinner (3 Tests 1960), dies at 84