On This Day

Deaths in Sport on March 19

  • 1932 Edward Barrett, Irish heavyweight wrestler and all-round sportsman (Olympic gold tug-of-war 1908), dies at 54
  • 1958 Vernon Ransford, cricketer (20 Tests for Australia, 1211 runs), dies
  • 1977 Buck Shaw, American football player and coach, dies at 77
  • 1981 Frank Lane, American MLB executive (GM Chicago WS, St. Louis Cardinals, Cleveland Indians, KC Athletics, Milwaukee Brewers), dies at 85
  • 1991 John Russell Thomas, NFL general manager (Detroit Lions), dies
  • 1999 Joseph DePietro, American weightlifter (Olympic gold -56kg 1948), dies at 84
  • 2013 Bud Palmer, American basketball player (NY Knicks) and sportscaster, dies at 91
  • 2017 Ken Still, American golfer (3 PGA Tour titles), dies of kidney failure at 82
  • 2017 Roger Pingeon, French cylist (Tour de France 1967 champion), dies at 76