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 player, dies at 86
  • 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, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani medium-pace workhorse 1952-62), dies at 78
  • 2012 Jack Twyman, American Hall of Fame basketball player, dies from complications from blood cancer at 78