On This Day

Deaths in Sport on August 20

  • 1919 Gregor MacGregor, English cricket wicket-keeper (8 Tests 1890-93) and Scottish rugby union player, dies at 49
  • 1930 Charles Bannerman, Australian cricket batsman (1st centurion), dies at 79
  • 1968 Earl Sande, American jockey (Kentucky Derby), dies at 69
  • 1995 Von McDaniel, American baseball player, dies at 56
  • 1995 William Kennedy, baseball player, dies at 76
  • 1996 George Brian Snape, businessman/rugby league entrepreneur, dies at 81
  • 1996 Beverley Whitfield, Australian swimmer (Olympic Gold 1972), dies at 42
  • 2000 Henry Austin, British tennis player (3-time Grand Slam runner-up), dies of complications from a fall at 94
  • 2005 Thomas Herrion, American football player (b. 1981)
  • 2008 Gene Upshaw, American NFL guard (Oakland Radiers) and NFLPA leader, dies at 63
  • 2019 Russ Conway, American sports journalist (Eagleson NHL scandal), dies of heart disease at 70