On This Day

Deaths in Sport in August 1966

  • Aug 5 Austin Diamond, Australian cricketer (Australian capt to America 1913), dies at 92
  • Aug 8 Pierre Charles, Belgian heavyweight boxer, dies at 63
  • Aug 14 Tip Snooke, South African cricket all-rounder and captain (26 Tests 1905-23, 35 wickets), dies at 85
  • Aug 17 Archibald Palm, South African cricketer (Test South Africa v England 1927-28), dies at 65
  • Aug 17 Ken Miles, British-American auto racer and engineer (USAC Road Racing C'ship 1961; 24 Hours of Daytona 1966), dies in practice accident at 47