On This Day

Deaths in Sport on August 8

  • 1934 Wilbert Robinson, American Baseball HOF catcher (Philadelphia A's, Baltimore Orioles, St. Louis Cardinals) and manager (Baltimore Orioles, Brooklyn Robins), dies at 71
  • 1966 Pierre Charles, Belgian heavyweight boxer, dies at 63
  • 1970 Johnny Goodman, American golfer (US Open 1933), dies at 60
  • 1982 Eric Brandon, British racing driver, dies at 62
  • 1988 Alan Ameche, American College Football Hall of Fame fullback (Heisman Trophy 1954, U of Wisconsin; Pro Bowl 1955–1958, NFL C'ship 1958, 59; Baltimore Colts), dies of a heart attack at 55
  • 1991 Julissa Gomez, American gymnast (b. 1972)
  • 1992 Arthur Lang, American boxer and businessman, dies at 115
  • 2003 Jack Noreiga, West Indian cricketer (9-95 WI v India 1971), dies at 67
  • 2005 Gene Mauch, American baseball player (b. 1925)
  • 2008 Orville Moody, American golfer (US Open 1969), dies of multiple myeloma at 74
  • 2009 Daniel Jarque, Spanish football player (b. 1983)
  • 2020 Gabriel Ochoa Uribe, Colombian soccer manager (record 14 x league titles; Millonarios [6], Santa Fe [1], América de Cali [7]; Columbia), dies at 90
  • 2021 Bobby Bowden, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Florida State 1976-2009; National C'ship 1993, 99), dies of pancreatic cancer at 91
  • 2021 Ken Clark, Canadian football punter (CFL All Star 1977, 80, 82, 85; Hamilton Tiger-Cats; Saskatchewan Roughriders; Ottawa Rough Riders; NFL: LA Rams), dies at 73
  • 2021 Cesare Salvadori, Italian fencer (Olympic gold sabre team 1972; silver 1964, 68), dies at 79