On This Day

Deaths in Sport on August 19

  • 1971 Mary Browne, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1912-14), dies at 80
  • 1975 Jim Londos, wrestler (b. 1897)
  • 1976 Ken Wadsworth, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper and dashing batsman, dies of cancer at 29
  • 1982 August Neo, Estonian wrestler (b. 1908)
  • 2016 Nina Ponomareva Romaschkova, Soviet discus thrower (Olympic gold 1952, 60), involved in shoplift scandal, dies at 87