Deaths in Sport on August 19

  • 1971 Mary Browne, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1912-14), dies at 80
  • 1975 Jim Londos, Greek-American wrestler, dies at 81
  • 1975 Mark Donohue, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500, 1972), dies from injuries suffered in a crash during a practice run in Graz, Austria at 38
  • 1976 Ken Wadsworth, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper/batsman (33 Tests, 96 dismissals, 5 x 50s; Central Districts CA), dies from cancer at 29
  • 1982 August Neo, Estonian wrestler (b. 1908)
  • 1992 Norvel Lee, American boxer (Olympic gold 1952), dies at 67
  • 2016 Nina Ponomareva Romaschkova, Soviet discus thrower (Olympic gold 1952, 60), involved in shoplift scandal, dies at 87
  • 2021 Bill Freehan, American baseball catcher (11 x All Star; World Series 1968; 5 x Gold Glove; Detroit Tigers), dies from dementia at 79
  • 2022 Egon Pajenk, Austrian soccer defender (3 caps; SK Rapid Wien 266 games), dies at 72