On This Day

Deaths in Sport on March 18

  • 1917 William Shalders, South African cricket batsman (12 Tests 1895-1907), dies
  • 1945 William Grover-Williams, British racing driver
  • 1954 Walter Mead, cricketer (one Test for England 1899), dies
  • 1958 Sigve Lie, Norwegian sailor (Olympic gold dragon class 1948, 52), dies at 51
  • 1964 Sigfrid Edström, Swedish sports official and 4th President of the International Olympic Committee, dies at 93
  • 1971 George Wood, England cricket wicket-keeper (v South Africa 1924), dies
  • 1977 José Carlos Pace, Brazilian racing driver (b. 1944)
  • 1980 Herman Griffith, West Indian cricket fast bowler (13 Tests; 44 wickets; best 6-103), dies at 86
  • 1983 Franco Giorgetti, Italian cyclist (Olympic gold 1920), dies at 80
  • 1984 Charlie Lau, White Sox coach/renowned hitting instructor, dies at 50
  • 1989 Piet Kruiver, Dutch soccer player, dies at 51
  • 2003 Karl Kling, German race car driver, dies at 92
  • 2007 Bob Woolmer, England cricket all-rounder, coach (19 Tests, coach Pakistan, South Africa), dies of diabetes at 58