On This Day

Deaths in Sport on August 5

  • 1911 Bob Caruthers, American baseball player (b. 1864)
  • 1927 Tom Groube, Australian cricketer (Test for Australia 1880), dies at 69
  • 1934 Neville Quinn, South African cricket fast bowler (12 Tests, 35 wickets), dies of heart failure at 26
  • 1944 Maurice Turnbull, Welsh cricketer (England) rugby player (Wales), dies fighting in WWII at 38
  • 1956 André Milhoux, Belgian racing driver, dies at 27
  • 1964 Art Ross, Canadian hockey player and executive (b. 1886)
  • 1966 Austin Diamond, Australian cricketer (Australian capt to America 1913), dies at 92

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1991 Paul Brown, NFL hall of fame coach (Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals), dies of pneumonia at 82

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  • 1994 Amy Sacks, producer (ABC sports, Disney), dies of Lupus at 39
  • 1994 Terry Hibbitt, soccer star, dies at 47
  • 2002 Chick Hearn, American NBA broadcaster (called 3,338 LA Lakers games), dies at 85
  • 2002 Darrell Porter, American baseball catcher (MLB All Star 1974, 78-80; World Series MVP 1982), dies of heart failure at 50
  • 2005 Polina Astakhova, Soviet-Ukrainian gymnast (5 Olympic gold 1956, 60, 64), dies at 68
  • 2005 Jim O'Hora, American football coach (b. 1915)
  • 2014 Arvind Apte, Indian cricketer (brother of Madhav Scored 8 & 7 in one Test), dies at 79
  • 2017 Doug Insole, English cricketer (England batsman of the 50's, nine Tests), dies at 91