On This Day

Deaths in Sport on March 14

  • 1925 Walter Camp, American, father of American football, dies at 65
  • 1954 Fred Herd, Scottish golfer (US Open 1898), dies at 80
  • 1961 Akiba Rubinstein, Polish chess player (openings theorist), dies at 78
  • 1965 Marion Jones, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1899, 1902), dies at 85
  • 1981 Ken Barrington, cricketer (82 Tests for England, 6806 runs), dies
  • 1996 Dewi Lorwerth Ellis Bebb, rugby international/journalist, dies at 57
  • 2008 Taslim Arif, Pakistan cricket wicket-keeper (6 Tests; top score 210no v Aust 1980), dies of lung infection at 53
  • 2019 Charles Whiting, English Formula 1 Race Director (Safety Delegate, Starter, head F1 Technical Dep't), dies of a pulmonary embolism at 66
  • 2019 Jake Phelps, American skateboarder, journalist (editor Thrasher magazine), dies at 56