Deaths in Sport on February 21

  • 1944 Ferenc Szisz, Hungarian auto racer (winner 1st Grand Prix motor racing event in Le Mans, France 1906), dies at 70
  • 1945 Eric Liddell, Scottish 400m runner (Olympic gold 1924) and Christian missionary in China, dies of an inoperable brain tumor at 43 while interned at the Weihsien Internment Camp in Weifang, Shandong, China
  • 1958 Duncan Edwards, English soccer midfielder (18 caps; Manchester United), dies from injuries sustained in Munich air disaster at 21
  • 1969 Jose de Capriles, Mexican-born US Olympic fencer, dies

Tim HortonTim Horton (1930-1974)

Canadian ice hockey player and co-founder of the Tim Hortons restaurant chain, dies in a car crash at 44

  • 1977 Henry Jordan, American Pro Football HOF defensive tackle (Super Bowl 1967, 68; 7 × All-Pro; 4 × Pro Bowl; Cleveland Browns, GB Packers), dies from a heart attack at 42
  • 1989 Alex Thépot, French footballer (b. 1906)
  • 1999 Wilmer Mizell, American baseball player and politician (Rep-R-North Carolina 1969-75), dies at 68
  • 2000 Antonio Díaz-Miguel, Spanish basketball coach (b. 1933)
  • 2003 Eddie Thomson, Australian soccer coach (Socceroos 1990-96), dies of cancer at 55
  • 2004 Irina Press, Soviet 80m hurdles runner and pentathlete (Olympic gold 1960, 64), dies at 64
  • 2004 John Charles, Welsh footballer (b. 1931)
  • 2006 Angelica Rozeanu, Romanian table tennis player (World Champ 1950-55), dies at 84
  • 2020 Phil Maloney, Canadian ice hockey center (NHL: Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Black Hawks) and coach (Vancouver Canucks), dies at 92
  • 2021 Doug Wilkerson, American football guard (Pro Bowl 1980–82; First-team All-Pro 1982; SD Chargers), dies at 73
  • 2021 Zlatko Saračević, Croatian handball player (145 caps Yugoslavia, 75 Croatia; Olympic gold 1996 Croatia), dies at 59
  • 2022 Eduardo González Pálmer, Mexican soccer forward (4 caps; Club América), dies at 87