Deaths in Sport on August 16

Jamie AndersonJamie Anderson (1842-1905)

Scottish golfer (British Open 1877-79), dies at 63

  • 1939 Ron Oxenham, cricketer (7 Tests for Australia, 14 wickets), dies

Henri DesgrangeHenri Desgrange (1865-1940)

French cyclist, journalist and founder of the Tour de France, dies at 75

Babe RuthBabe Ruth (1895-1948)

American Baseball Hall of Fame slugger (MLB All-Star 1933, 34; 7 x World Series champion; 12 × AL home run leader 1918–21, 23-24, 1926–31; Boston RS, NY Yankees), dies of Nasopharynx cancer at 53

  • 1960 Errol Holmes, cricketer (batted in 5 Tests for England 1935), dies
  • 1983 Earl Averill, American Baseball HOF outfielder (6 × MLB All-Star 1933–1938; Cleveland Indians), dies at 81
  • 1997 Yanick Dupre, Canadian NHL left wing, dies of Leukemia at 24
  • 2002 John Roseboro, American baseball player and coach (b. 1933)
  • 2004 Ivan Hlinka, Czech ice hockey coach (b. 1950)
  • 2004 Robert Quiroga, American boxer (b. 1969)
  • 2008 Elena Leuṣtean, Romanian gymnast and Olympic medalist (b. 1935)
  • 2010 Bobby Thomson, Scottish-American baseball player, dies at 86
  • 2011 Pete Pihos, American Pro/College Football HOF end (Indiana University; 6 x Pro Bowl; 6 × First-team All-Pro; Philadelphia Eagles), dies at 87
  • 2018 Yelena Shushunova, Russian gymnast (Olympic gold USSR Team, All-around 1988; World C'ship gold x 5), dies of pneumonia at 49
  • 2019 Felice Gimondi, Italian road cyclist (Tour de France 1965; Giro d'Italia 1967, 69, 76; Vuelta a España 1968), dies of a heart attack at 76
  • 2019 Jim Hardy, American NFL quarterback (LA Rams; Pro Bowl 1950), dies at 96
  • 2020 Chetan Chauhan, Indian cricket batsman (40 Tests @ 31.57), dies of COVID-19 at 73
  • 2020 Georg Volkert, German soccer striker (12 caps, FRG; 1. FC Nürnberg, Hamburger SV, VfB Stuttgart), dies from heart attack complications at 74
  • 2020 Tommy Carroll, Irish soccer defender (17 caps, Republic of Ireland; Ipswich Town), dies at 77
  • 2022 Aydın Yelken, Turkish soccer forward (9 caps; Karagümrük, Fenerbahçe, Altay, İzmirspor), dies at 83