On This Day

Deaths in Sport in August 1988

  • Aug 8 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
  • Aug 13 Edward Bennett Williams, American lawyer, team owner (Washington Redskins, Baltimore Orioles), dies of colon cancer at 68
  • Aug 14 Enzo Ferrari, Italian sportscar manufacturer (Ferrari), dies at 90
  • Aug 25 Art Rooney, NFL Pittsburgh Steelers [Pirates] team founder,owner, and chairman, 1933-88, dies at 87
  • Aug 28 Paul Whitelaw, cricketer (2 Tests NZ v England 1933), dies