On This Day

Deaths in Sport on March 16

  • 1935 Aron Nimzowitsch, Latvian-born chess player (b. 1886)
  • 1958 Leon Cadore, American baseball pitcher (pitched all of 26 inning game), dies at 65
  • 1971 Chuck Fleetwood-Smith, Australian cricket wrist-spin bowler (10 Tests), dies from cancer at 62
  • 1972 Pie Traynor, American baseball hall of fame 3rd baseman (Pirates), dies at 72
  • 2001 Bob Wollek, French race car driver (b. 1943)
  • 2005 Todd Bell, American football player (b. 1958)
  • 2005 Dick Radatz, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1963, 64; AL saves leader 1962, 64; Boston Red Sox), dies after falling down a flight of stairs at 67
  • 2007 Manjural Islam, Bangladeshi test cricketer, dies at 22
  • 2008 Bill Brown, Australian cricketer (Australian opener of the 30's & 40's), dies at 95
  • 2012 Estanislao Basora, Spanish footballer (The Monster of Colombes, 22 caps for Spain, 301 matches for Barcelona), dies at 85