On This Day

Deaths in Sport on August 25

  • 1929 Frederick Burton, Australian cricketer (Australian wicketkeeper 1886-87), dies at 63
  • 1939 Babe Siebert, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1904)
  • 1965 Moonlight Graham, American baseball player
  • 1968 Stan McCabe, Australian cricket batsman (39 Tests, batting av. 48.21, top score 232), dies of a fractured skull at 58
  • 1976 Perc Hornibrook, Australian cricket slow-medium bowler (6 Tests; 17 wickets; best 7-92 1930), dies at 77
  • 1984 Waite Hoyte, knuckleball pitcher, dies at 84
  • 1984 Viktor Chukarin, Soviet gymnast (Olympic gold 1952, 56), dies at 62
  • 1988 Art Rooney, NFL Pittsburgh Steelers [Pirates] team founder,owner, and chairman, 1933-88, dies at 87
  • 1995 John Brunner, Britsih sci-fi author (100th Millennium), dies at 60
  • 2001 Carl Brewer, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1938)
  • 2001 Ken Tyrrell, English race driver and founder of Tyrrell Racing, dies at 77
  • 2007 Ray Jones, English footballer (b. 1988)
  • 2008 Kevin Duckworth, American basketball center (NBA All Star 1989, 91; Portland Trail Blazers), dies of heart failure at 44
  • 2013 Gilmar, Brazilian football player, dies from complications from a heart attack at 83
  • 2015 Ian Smith, South African cricket leg-spin bowler (9 Tests), dies at 90
  • 2019 Pál Benkő, Hungarian-American chess player, author (Grandmaster; record 8 US Open Championships), dies at 91
  • 2019 Vince Naimoli, American businessman and MLB team owner (Tampa Bay Devil Rays), dies of progressive supranuclear palsy at 81