On This Day

Deaths in Sport on August 30

  • 1949 Arthur Fielder, English cricket fast bowler (6 Tests 1903-08), dies at 72
  • 1952 Arky Vaughn, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (MLB All-Star 1934–42; NL batting champion 1935; NL stolen base leader 1943), drowns whilst fishing at 40
  • 1989 Joe Collins, American baseball first baseman (6 × World Series champion 1949–53, 56; NY Yankees), dies at 66
  • 2008 Tommy Bolt, American golfer (US Open 1958), dies at 92
  • 2016 Věra Čáslavská, Czech gymnast (7 Olympic gold 1964, 68), dies of pancreatic cancer at 74