On This Day

Deaths in Sport on July 8

  • 1948 Dave Nourse, cricketer (45 Tests for South Africa 1902-24), dies
  • 1948 George Mehnert, American wrestler (Olympic gold flyweight 1904, bantamweight 1908), dies at 66
  • 1973 Wilfred Rhodes, English cricketer (4187 1st-class wickets, most ever), dies at 95
  • 1973 Harry F. V. Edward, British 100m/200m runner (Olympic bronze 1920), dies at 75
  • 1986 Skeeter Webb, American baseball player (b. 1909)
  • 1988 Ray Barbuti, American athlete (Olympic gold 400m, 400m relay 1928), dies at 83
  • 1990 Malcolm Hilton, English cricket slow left-arm (4 Tests), dies at 61
  • 1993 Charles Adkins, American light welterweight boxer (Olympic gold 1952), dies at 61
  • 2001 Christl Haas, Austrian downhill skier (Olympic gold 1964), dies at 57
  • 2001 Ernst Baier, German figure skater (Olympic gold 1936), dies at 95
  • 2015 Ken "The Snake" Stabler, NFL quarterback (Oak Raiders, Super Bowl XI), dies at 69