On This Day

Deaths in Sport on August 18

Walter Chrysler

1940 Walter Chrysler, American automotive pioneer (Chrysler Corporation) and thoroughbred breeder, dies at 65

  • 1946 Georg Åberg, Swedish athlete (Olympic silver triple jump; bronze long jump 1912), dies at 53
  • 2000 Maurice Evans, English soccer wing half (Reading, 407 games) and manager (Shrewsbury Town, Reading, Oxford United), dies from a heart attack at 63
  • 2005 Christopher Bauman, American wrestler (b. 1982)
  • 2010 Hal Connolly, American Athlete and hammer thrower (b.1931)
  • 2013 Dezső Gyarmati, Hungarian water polo player, dies at 85
  • 2020 Dale Hawerchuk, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (#1 pick NHL Draft 1981; Calder Trophy 1982; Canada Cup 1987, 91; Winnipeg Jets, Buffalo Sabres), dies from stomach cancer at 57
  • 2020 Glenn Bassett, American tennis coach (UCLA 1967-93; 7 x NCAA C'ships), dies at 93
  • 2021 Robert Smith, American baseball administrator (President International Baseball Federation 1981-93; IOC Olympic Order), dies at 85