Deaths in Sport on March 23

  • 1906 Victor Barton, English cricket batsman (1 Test, HS 23; Kent CCC, Hampshire CCC) and soccer goalkeeper (Southampton), dies at 38
  • 1950 Douglas Carr, England cricket spin bowler (1 Test, 7 wickets; Kent CCC), dies at 78
  • 1961 A.C. "Jack" Russell, English cricket batsman (10 Tests, 5 x 100s; Essex CCC), dies at 73
  • 1979 Ted Anderson, English footballer (b. 1911)
  • 1981 Mike Hailwood, MBE GM, British motorcycle road racer (World C'ships: 250cc – 1961, 66, 67; 350cc – 1966, 67; 500cc –1962, 63, 64, 65; 76 Grand Prix wins), dies in a car accident at 40
  • 1993 Tim Crews, American pitcher (LA Dodgers), dies from injuries from a boating accident under the influence of alcohol at 31
  • 1995 Davie Cooper, Scottish football player, dies at 39
  • 2002 Ben Hollioake, English cricketer (b. 1977)
  • 2007 Eric Medlen, American NHRA drag racer, dies at 33
  • 2009 Raúl Macías, A famous Mexican boxer (b. 1934)
  • 2011 Fred Titmus, English cricket all-rounder (53 Tests, 153 wickets, 10 x 50s; Middlesex), dies at 78
  • 2013 Virgil Trucks, American baseball pitcher (World Series 1945 Detroit Tigers; MLB All Star 1949, 54), dies at 95
  • 2014 Carmelo Bossi, Italian light middleweight boxer (Olympic silver 1960), dies at 74
  • 2015 Nick Peters, American Baseball Hall of Fame writer (Oakland Tribune, Sacramento Bee, Berkeley Gazette, San Francisco Chronicle), dies at 75
  • 2016 Joe Garagiola, American MLB catcher (4 teams, 1946-54), sportscaster, and TV host (Today Show), dies at 90
  • 2020 Branko Cikatić, Croatian kickboxer (first K-1 World Grand Prix Heavyweight C'ship 1993), dies from Parkinson's disease at 65
  • 2021 Benny Dees, American college basketball coach (U of New Orleans; U of Wyoming; Western Carolina Uni), dies at 86
  • 2021 Julié Pomagalski, French snowboarder (World C'ship gold snowboard cross 1999), dies in an avalanche at 40
  • 2022 Jimmy Lindley, English jockey (2,000 Guineas 1963, 66; St Leger 1964) and broadcaster (BBC), dies at 86