On This Day

Deaths in Sport on March 23

  • 1906 Victor Barton, cricketer (scored 23 in Test Eng v South Africa 1892), dies
  • 1950 Douglas Carr, England cricket leg-spinner (Test 1909), dies
  • 1961 A C Russell, cricketer (10 Tests for England 910 runs), dies
  • 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
  • 1987 Dean Paul Martin, musician/tennis pro, killed in plane crash at 29
  • 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)
  • 2013 Virgil Trucks, American MLB pitcher (two-time All Star), 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, NFL catcher and sportscaster/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