On This Day

Deaths in Sport on March 21

  • 1975 Joe Medwick, American baseball player, dies at 63
  • 1976 Spider Sabich, American alpine skier (Olympics 1968), dies when shot by actress Claudine Longet at 31
  • 2009 Walt Poddubny, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1960)
  • 2011 Gerd Klier, German footballer (b. 1944)
  • 2011 Ladislav Novák, Czech footballer (b. 1931)
  • 2011 Nikolai Adrianov, Soviet-Russian gymnast (Olympic-4 gold/2 silver/bronze-1976), dies at 58
  • 2014 Jack Fleck, American golfer (US Open 1955), dies at 92
  • 2015 Chuck Bednarik, American Pro/College Football Hall of Fame center/linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles, 1949-62), dies of Alzheimer's disease and dementia at 89
  • 2021 Jeff Grayshon MBE, English rugby league utility (England 11 caps; GB 13 caps; Dewsbury, Cronulla-Sutherland, Bradford Northern, Leeds, Featherstone Rovers, Batley), dies at 72