Deaths in Sport on December 21

  • 1914 A O Jones, cricketer (12 Tests for England 1899-1909), dies
  • 1920 Claude Tozer, cricketer (dashing NSW batsman, shot to death
  • 1927 Jack Saunders, cricketer (79 wickets-14 Tests for Aust 1902-08), dies
  • 1928 Harry Butt, cricketer (England wicket-keeper v South Africa 1895-96), dies
  • 1963 Jack Hobbs, cricketer (61 Tests for England), dies
  • 1976 Edward Bartlett, cricketer (WI Test batsman in 5 Tests 1928-31), dies
  • 1979 Mac Anderson, New Zealand cricketer (Test for NZ 1946, scored five & one), dies at 60
  • 1997 Bruce Woodcock, English boxer, European Heavyweight Champion, dies at 76
  • 2001 Dick Schaap, American sports journalist (b. 1934)
  • 2003 M. J. Gopalan, Indian cricketer (1 Test India v England 1933-34), dies at 94
  • 2005 Elrod Hendricks, American baseball player and coach (b. 1940)
  • 2006 Scobie Breasley, Australian jockey (b. 1914)
  • 2010 Enzo Bearzot, Italian football player and manager (b. 1927)
  • 2013 Bronzell Miller, American WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals), dies at 42
  • 2017 Richard "Dick" Enberg, American sportscaster (NBC, CBS, ESPN), dies of a heart attack at 82