On This Day

Deaths in Sport in August 1946

  • Aug 6 Benny Lynch, Scottish boxer (World flyweight title 1937-38), dies of malnutrition-induced respiratory failure at 33
  • Aug 9 Bert Vogler, South African cricketer (South Africa, 15 Tests, 64 wkts), dies at 69
  • Aug 15 Edward R. Bradley, American businessman and horse owner (1st to own 4 Kentucky Derby winners), dies at 86
  • Aug 18 Georg Åberg, Swedish athlete (Olympic silver triple jump; bronze long jump 1912), dies at 53