Deaths in Sport on March 22

  • 1871 Johnny Cuzens, Australian aboriginal cricketer (1st Australian indigenous tour to UK 1868), dies
  • 1963 Cilly Aussem, German tennis player (French C'ships, Wimbledon 1931), dies of liver failure at 54
  • 1974 Peter Revson, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1971 runner-up; 2 x F1 GP wins), dies in testing accident for South African GP at 35
  • 1975 Asa Smith Bushnell III, American sports executive (Secretary US Olympic Committee 1945-65), dies at 75
  • 1993 Cec Pepper, cricketer (NSW & Commonwealth XI leggie), dies
  • 1993 Steve Olin, pitcher (Cleveland Indians), dies from injuries from a boating accident at 27
  • 2009 Howard Komives, American NBA star (NY Knicks, Buffalo Braves), dies at 67
  • 2009 Leon Walker, Wakefield Wildcats Rugby Player (b. 1988)
  • 2013 Pietro Mennea, Italian sprinter (200m world record), dies from cancer at 60
  • 2017 Dallas Green, American baseball manager and pitcher (Phillies, Yankees), dies at 82
  • 2018 Wayne Huizenga, American businessman, CEO (Waste Management, Blockbuster), and sports team owner (Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers, Florida Marlins), dies of cancer at 80

Elgin BaylorElgin Baylor (1934-2021)

American Basketball Hall of Fame small forward (11 x NBA All Star; NBA All-Star Game MVP 1959; Minneapolis/LA Lakers), dies at 86

  • 2021 Frank Worthington, English soccer forward (8 caps; Huddersfield Town, Leicester City, Bolton Wanderers) and manager (Tranmere Rovers), dies at 72