On This Day

Deaths in Sport on August 29

  • 1891 Pierre Lallement, inventor of the bicycle (b. 1843 or 1844)
  • 1933 Frank Cavanagh, American football player and coach, dies at 57
  • 1965 Paul Waner, American Baseball HOF right fielder (NL MVP 1927; NL batting champion 1927, 34, 36; MLB All-Star 1933–35, 37; Pittsburgh Pirates), dies at 62
  • 1994 Marea Hartman, English athletics administrator who integrated women's sports, dies at 74
  • 1999 Jaime Fields, American NFL and WLAF linebacker (KC Chiefs, Scotland Claymores), dies in a hit-and-run automobile accident at 29
  • 2007 Chaswe Nsofwa, Zambian soccer striker (33 caps; Zanaco FC), dies from heart failure at 28
  • 2007 Richard Jewell, American security guard (central figure in 1996 Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta bombing), dies from kidney failure at 44
  • 2009 Frank Gardner, Australian auto racer (European F5000 1971; British Touring Car Championship 1967-68, 73), dies at 77
  • 2014 Björn Waldegård, Swedish rally driver (World Rally Championship 1979), dies from cancer at 70
  • 2019 Randy Romero, American jockey (Breeder's Cup 1987-89; Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame 2010), dies from kidney and liver cancer at 61
  • 2020 Clifford Robinson, American basketball center (NBA All Star 1994; 6th Man of Year Award 1993; Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers), dies from lymphoma at 53
  • 2021 Jacques Rogge, Belgian sports administrator (8th President International Olympic Committee 2001-13), dies at 79