On This Day

Deaths in Sport on January 21

  • 1955 Archie Hahn, American sprinter, dies at 74
  • 1956 Sam Langford, Canadian boxer (b. 1883)
  • 1974 Ken Viljoen, cricketer (played 27 Tests for South Africa 1930-47), dies
  • 1989 Carl Furillo, American Baseball player (b. 1922)
  • 1992 Champion Jack [William Thomas] Dupree, American boxer and pianist, dies at 81
  • 1993 Charlie Gehringer, American Baseball Hall of Fame 2nd baseman (Detroit Tigers, 6-time MLB All Star), dies at 89
  • 1995 Philippe Casado, Moroccan/French cyclist, dies at 30
  • 1998 Larry Gilbert, American golfer (Senior Players Championship 1997), dies of lung cancer at 55
  • 2007 Maria Cioncan, Romanian athlete (b. 1977)
  • 2009 Pat Crawford, Australian cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1956), dies at 75
  • 2016 Bill Johnson, alpine skier (first American to win alpine Olympic gold - 1984), dies at 55
  • 2018 Chartchai Chionoi, Thai boxer (WBC/WBA flyweight champion), dies of Parkinson's disease at 75
  • 2018 David Pithey, Rhodesian cricket all-rounder (8 Tests for South Africa), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 81
  • 2020 Morgan Wootten, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (46 seasons DeMatha Catholic HS, Hyattsville, Maryland; National C'ships 1962, 65, 68, 78, 84), dies at 88