On This Day

Deaths in Sport in March 1949

  • Mar 7 Bradbury Robinson Jr., American football pioneer who threw first legal forward pass in the history of American football in 1906, dies from complications following routine surgery at 65
  • Mar 10 James Rector, American athlete (b. 1884)
  • Mar 29 Helen Homans, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1906), dies at 72
  • Mar 30 Dattaram Hindlekar, Indian cricket wicketkeeper (4 Tests), dies at 40