On This Day

Deaths in Sport on August 4

  • 1919 Dave Gregory, Australian cricketer (Australia's 1st Test captain), dies at 74
  • 1967 Peter Smith, cricketer (Essex leggie, 3 wickets for England), dies
  • 1995 Dick Bartell, baseball player, dies at 87
  • 1999 Liselott Linsenhoff, German equestrian rider (Olympic gold 1968, 72), dies at 71
  • 2008 Craig Jones, English motorcycle racer. (b. 1985)
  • 2011 Naoki Matsuda, Japanese Soccer player (b. 1977)
  • 2012 Arnie Risen, Basketball Hall of Fame center (NBA All Star 1952-55; NBA C'ship 1951, 57; Rochester Royals, Boston Celtics), dies at 87
  • 2013 Art Donovan, American football player, dies from a respiratory ailment at 89
  • 2020 Willie Hunter, Scottish soccer forward (3 caps; Motherwell) and manager (Queen of the South, Inverness Caledonian), dies at 80