On This Day

Deaths in Sport in March 1940

  • Mar 2 Matt Kilroy, American baseball pitcher (MLB single-season record 513 strikeouts 1886; MLB no-hitter 1886; Baltimore Orioles), dies at 73
  • Mar 15 Alfred Marr, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885, scored 0 & 5), dies
  • Mar 26 Spyridon Louis, Greek distance runner (winner first modern Olympics marathon 1896), dies at 67
  • Mar 29 Alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and famed Rugby Union footballer who played for England, killed in an a plane crash while training for RAF at 24