On This Day

Deaths in Sport on April 21

  • 1930 Alex Smith, Scottish-American golfer (US Open 1906, 10), dies at 56
  • 1946 Robert Graham, cricketer (3 wkts for South Africa in 2 Tests 1898-99), dies
  • 1974 Charles "Chic" Harley, American football player (b. 1895)
  • 1981 Harry Lee, cricketer (scored 18 & 1 in only Test for England), dies
  • 1993 Hal Schumacher, baseball pitcher, dies at 82
  • 1995 Bob Wyatt, English cricketer (1927-37), dies at 93
  • 1995 Stafford Heginbotham, British toymaker (Tebro Toys) and Football Club Chairman, dies at 61
  • 1996 A H Kardar, cricketer (3 Tests for India & 23 for Pak 1946-58), dies
  • 1996 Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder, sportscaster, LV bookmaker (The NFL Today; fired for racist remarks), dies of a heart attack at 77
  • 2005 Gerry Marshall, British racing driver (b. 1941)
  • 2006 TelĂȘ Santana, Brazilian football manager (b. 1931)
  • 2007 Parry O'Brien, American shot putter (Olympic golds 1952, 1956, silver 1960), dies at 75
  • 2010 Juan Antonio Samaranch, International Olympic Committee president (b. 1920)
  • 2017 Ugo Ehiogu, English soccer defender (4 caps; Aston Villa, Middlesborough), dies from cardiac arrest at 44
  • 2020 Milt Sunde, American NFL guard (Pro Bowl 1966; NFL Champion 1969; Minnesota Vikings), dies from Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease at 78