On This Day

Deaths in Sport in August 1971

  • Aug 1 John McDermott, American golfer (US Open, 1911-12), dies of heart failure at 79 [1]
  • Aug 19 Mary Browne, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1912-14), dies at 80
  • Aug 27 Jim Turnesa, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1952; Ryder Cup 1953), dies of lung cancer at 58