On This Day

Deaths in Sport on May 30

  • 1923 Charles Fichardt, cricketer (South African batsman in 2 Tests 1892-96), dies
  • 1939 Floyd Roberts, Auto racer, killed during 1939 Indianapolis 500 (b. 1904)
  • 1964 Eddie Sachs, American auto racer (b. 1927)
  • 1964 Dave MacDonald, American auto racer (b. 1936)
  • 1975 Steve Prefontaine, American runner (5K 1972 Olympic 4th), dies in a car accident at 24
  • 1976 Max Carey, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (World Series 1925; 10 × NL stolen base leader; Pittsburgh Pirates, Brooklyn Robins) and manager (Brooklyn Dodgers), dies at 86
  • 1976 Vic Ghezzi, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1941), dies of cancer at 65
  • 1981 Don Ashby, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1955)
  • 1989 Zinka Milanov, Croatian soprano (Ljublama Opera 1927, NY Metropolitan Opera), dies of a stroke at 83
  • 1994 Agostino Di Bartolomei, Italian footballer (b. 1955)
  • 1995 Bobby Stokes, soccer star, dies at 44
  • 1995 Ted Drake [Edward Joseph Drake], English footballer, dies at 82
  • 2005 Fazal Mahmood, Pakistan cricket fast bowler (34 Tests, 139 wickets), dies at 78
  • 2012 Jack Twyman, American Hall of Fame basketball player, dies from complications from blood cancer at 78
  • 2013 Elliot del Borgo, American music educator (SUNY/Crane School of Music, 1966-95) and composer (1980 Winter Olympics), dies at 74
  • 2015 Azmat Rana, Pakistan cricket batsman (1 Test, top score 49; 2 ODIs), dies at 63
  • 2016 Rick MacLeish, Canadian ice hockey center (Stanley Cup 1974, 75; Philadelphia Flyers; NHL All Star 1977, 78), dies of meningitis at 66
  • 2020 Bobby Dimond, Australian rugby league winger (24 Tests; NSW, Western Suburbs), dies at 89
  • 2020 Bobby Morrow, American athlete (Olympic gold 100m, 200m, 4x100m relay 1956), dies at 84
  • 2020 Bob Hammond AM, Australian rules key defender (AFL Hall of Fame; North Adelaide; SA) and coach (Sydney Swans 1984), dies from Parkinson's disease at 78