On This Day

Deaths in Sport on August 3

  • 1925 William Bruce, cricketer (drowns 14 Tests for Australia 1885-95), dies
  • 1934 Carl F baron von Langen-Parow, German equestrian (Olympic gold 1928)
  • 1940 Willard Hershberger, American baseball catcher (Cincinnati Reds), commits suicide at 30
  • 1948 Tommy Ryan, American boxer (World Welterweight, Middleweight champion), dies at 78
  • 1951 Neville Tufnell, cricket wicket-keeper (Test for England 1910), dies
  • 1958 Peter Collins, English auto racer (British GP 1958), dies in race accident at German GP at 26
  • 1986 Rupert de Smidt, cricketer (Western Province 1911-13), dies at 102
  • 1995 Harry Craft, American MLB baseball player and manager, dies at 80
  • 2011 Bubba Smith, American College Football Hall of Fame defensive end (Michigan State; Pro Bowl 1970, 71; First Team All Pro 1971; Super Bowl 1971; Baltimore Colts) and actor (Police Academy), dies of acute drug intoxication and heart disease at 66
  • 2015 Mel Farr, American NFL running back (Pro Bowl 1967, 70; Detroit Lions), dies of a massive heart attack at 70
  • 2016 Chris Amon, New Zealand Formula 1 racer, dies at 73