On This Day

Deaths in Sport on February 21

  • 1944 Ferenc Szisz, Hungarian race car driver (winner of the 1st Grand Prix motor racing), 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

Person of interestTim Horton

1974 Tim Horton, Canadian hockey player and co-founder of Tim Hortons, dies in a car crash at 44

NHL Star and Businessman Tim Horton
NHL Star and Businessman
Tim Horton
  • 1979 Glendon Gibbs, cricketer (Test Cricket WI v Australia 1955), dies
  • 1989 Alex Thépot, French footballer (b. 1906)
  • 1999 Wilmer David Mizell, baseball player (b. 1930)
  • 2000 Antonio Díaz-Miguel, Spanish basketball coach (b. 1933)
  • 2003 Eddie Thomson, Australian soccer coach (Socceroos 1990-96), dies of cancer at 55
  • 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