Deaths in Sport on August 5

  • 1911 Bob Caruthers, American baseball player (b. 1864)
  • 1927 Tom Groube, cricketer (Test for Australia 1880), dies
  • 1934 Neville Quinn, cricketer (12 Tests for South Africa), dies at 26
  • 1944 Maurice Turnbull, cricketer (England)/rugby (Wales), dies
  • 1964 Art Ross, Canadian hockey player and executive (b. 1886)
  • 1966 Austin Diamond, Australian cricketer (Australian capt to America 1913), dies at 92

Person of interestPaul Brown

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

American Football Coach Paul Brown
American Football Coach
Paul Brown
  • 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
  • 2005 Polina Astakhova, Russian gymnast (b. 1936)
  • 2005 Jim O'Hora, American football coach (b. 1915)