Deaths in Sport on August 7

  • 1914 Bransby Cooper, Australian cricketer, dies at 70
  • 1973 Jack Gregory, cricketer (scorer of fastest ton Australia 1921), dies
  • 1974 Sylvio Mantha, professional ice hockey player (b. 1902)
  • 1991 Shotzie, Cincinnati Red dog mascot, dies at 9
  • 1996 Gerry Gomez, West Indian cricketer (post-war WI all-rounder), dies at 76
  • 2003 Mickey McDermott, baseball player (b. 1929)
  • 2018 Stan Mikita, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (4 time NHL scoring leader), dies of Lewy body dementia at 78