Deaths in Sport on August 21

  • 1911 W R Wister, cricketer (USA v Canada 1859), dies
  • 1919 Laurence Doherty, British tennis player (6 Grand Slam singles titles), dies of toxemia at 43
  • 1935 John Hartley, English tennis player, double winner of Wimbledon (b. 1849)
  • 1940 Ernest Thayer, American poet who wrote the famous baseball poem "Casey", dies at 77
  • 1957 Nels Stewart, professional ice hockey player (b. 1902)
  • 1963 John Gunn, English cricketer (England all-rounder in 6 Tests 1901-05), dies at 87
  • 1976 Ken James, cricketer (kept wicket for NZ in 11 Tests), dies
  • 1978 Vinoo Mankad, Indian cricketer (44 Tests for India, 2,109 runs), dies at 61
  • 1979 Giuseppe Meazza, Italian footballer, dies at 68
  • 1980 Jack Cheetham, cricketer (15 Tests as South African capt, won 7 lost 5), dies
  • 1995 Ken Rickards, West Indies cricketer (104 runs at 34 66 for WI 1948-52), dies at 71
  • 1995 Len Martin, sports broadcaster, dies at 76
  • 1995 Manfred Donike, German cyclist and chemist drug test pioneer, dies at 61
  • 2001 Calum MacKay, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1927)
  • 2005 David Ironside, South African cricketer (South African swing bowler in 3 Tests v NZ 1953-54), dies at 80
  • 2015 Jimmy Evert, American tennis coach and father of Chris Evert, dies at 91
  • 2018 George Andrie, American NFL defensive end (5-time Pro Bowl), dies of dementia at 78