On This Day

Deaths in Sport on August 23

  • 1941 Jack O'Connor, cricketer (four Tests for Aust 1908-09, 13 wkts), dies
  • 1961 Beals Wright, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1905; doubles 1904-06), dies at 81
  • 1967 Georges Berger, Belgian racing driver, dies at 48
  • 1979 Mian Mohammad Saeed, cricketer (1st Pakistan capt 1948-49), dies
  • 1987 Didier Pironi, French racing car driver (b. 1952)
  • 1995 Johnny Carey, Irish professional footballer, dies at 76
  • 2002 Hoyt Wilhelm [James], American Major League Baseball player and knuckleball pitcher (New York Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers), dies of heart failure at 80
  • 2003 Bobby Bonds, American MLB baseball outfielder, 1968-81, 3x All-Star, 3x Golden Glove (San Francisco Giants, 1968-74 and 7 other teams), father of Barry Bonds, dies of lung cancer and brain tumor at 57
  • 2012 Steve Van Buren, American Hall of Fame NFL halfback, dies from pneumonia at 91