On This Day

Deaths in Sport on August 28

  • 1910 Allen Hill, English cricket fast bowler (took 1st wicket in Test cricket; 2 Tests, 7 wickets; Yorkshire CCC), dies at 64
  • 1961 Tom Connolly, American Baseball HOF umpire (AL-record 8 x World Series), dies at 90
  • 1967 Bruce Smith, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1941, U of Minnesota; NFL: Green Bay Packers), dies of cancer at 47
  • 1981 Béla Guttmann, Hungarian soccer midfielder (4 caps; MTK Hungária, Hakoah Wien) and coach (Benfica, AC Milan, FC Porto; Hungary, Austria, Netherlands, Italy, Brazil, Uruguay, Portugal), dies at 82
  • 1981 Paul Anspach, Belgian fencer (Olympic gold individual epée, team epée 1912), dies at 99
  • 1982 Geoff Chubb, South African cricket fast bowler (5 Tests, 21 wickets; Border), dies at 71
  • 1988 Paul Whitelaw, New Zealand cricket batsman (2 Tests; Auckland), dies at 78
  • 1990 Larry Jackson, American baseball pitcher (5 × MLB All-Star; MLB wins leader 1964; St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies), dies from cancer at 59
  • 1996 Al Zarilla, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1948; St. Louis Browns), dies of cancer at 77
  • 2008 Phil Hill, American auto racer (F1 world champion 1961; 24 Hours of Le Mans 1958, 61, 62), dies at 81
  • 2015 Al Arbour, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman, coach and executive (coach NY Islanders Stanley Cup 1980-83), dies of Parkinson's disease and dementia at 82
  • 2017 Bobby Boyd, American NFL cornerback (5 × All-Pro 1964–1968; NFL interceptions leader 1965; Baltimore Colts), dies of bladder cancer at 79