On This Day

Deaths in Sport on August 6

  • 1943 Tom Garrett, cricketer (last survivor of 1st Test in 1877), dies
  • 1946 Tony Lazzeri, American baseball player, dies at 42
  • 1946 Blanche Bingley-Hillyard, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1886, 89, 94, 97, 99-1900), dies at 82
  • 1946 Benny Lynch, Scottish boxer (World flyweight title 1937-38), dies of malnutrition-induced respiratory failure at 33
  • 1948 Cyril Walker, English golfer (US Open 1924), dies of pleural pneumonia at 55
  • 1970 Ingolf Dahl [Marcus], German-American pianist and composer (Allegro and Arioso), dies at 56
  • 1980 Charles Urbanus, Dutch baseball player, dies at 66
  • 1996 Leonard John Coldwell, cricketer, dies at 63
  • 2012 Dan Roundfield, American basketball forward (3-time NBA All Star), dies of drowning at 59

Person of interestLouise Suggs

2015 Louise Suggs, American golfer, co-founder of LPGA (11 major titles, US Open 1949, 52), dies of natural causes at 91

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 2017 Darren Daulton, American baseball catcher (MLB All-Star 1992, 93, 95; World Series 1997; Silver Slugger Award 1992; Philadelphia Phillies), dies of brain cancer at 55
  • 2017 Betty Cuthbert, Australian athlete, 100m/200m/400m dash (Olympic gold 1956, 64), dies at 79
  • 2020 Wilbert McClure, American boxer (Olympic gold light middleweight 1960), dies at 81