On This Day

Deaths in Sport on August 22

  • 1910 George Palmer, cricketer (17 Tests for Aust 1880-86, 78 wickets), dies
  • 1951 J. P. Bickell, Canadian businessman and sports team owner (Toronto Maple Leafs), dies at 66
  • 1953 Jim Tabor, American MLB 3rd baseman (2 x grand slams in one game), dies of a heart attack at 36
  • 1960 Eduard Pütsep, Estonian wrestler (b. 1898)
  • 1985 Ginty Lush, Australian cricketer (NSW quickie of 30's), dies at 71
  • 2001 Tatyana Averina, Russian speed skater 1K, 3K (Olympic gold 1976), dies at 61
  • 2004 Konstantin Aseev, Russian chess player (b. 1960)
  • 2010 Stjepan Bobek, Yugoslav football player (b. 1923)
  • 2015 Arthur Morris, Australian cricketer (great lefty opening batsman), dies at 93
  • 2015 Andy Mapple, English water skier (World Slalom C'ship 1981, 89, 95, 97, 99, 2001), dies at 52
  • 2017 Rafael "Felo" Ramírez, Cuban-American Spanish language sports announcer (Miami Marlins), dies at 94
  • 2019 Bobby Dillon, American NFL defensive back (second to record 50 interceptions), dies of dementia at 89