Deaths in Sport on March 26

Person of interestGeorges Vezina

1926 Georges Vezina, NHL Hall of Fame goalie (Canadiens), dies from TB at 39

NHL Goalie Georges Vezina
NHL Goalie
Georges Vezina
  • 1937 Albert Relf, English cricketer (13 Tests for England 1903-14), commits suicide at 52
  • 1940 Spiridon Louis, Greek runner, winner of the first modern Olympics marathon (b. 1873)
  • 1942 Jimmy Burke, American baseball player, dies at 67
  • 1958 Phil Mead, English cricketer (strong batsman for England pre- & post-WWI), dies at 71
  • 1973 George Sisler, hall of famer 1st baseman (257 hits-1920), dies at 80
  • 1973 Johnny Drake, American football player (b. 1916)
  • 1981 Tim Wall, cricketer (SA v NSW 1933 is Sheffield Shield record), dies
  • 1993 Roy Riegels, University of California football player who ran wrong way, dies at 84
  • 2005 Marius Russo, American baseball player (New York Yankees), dies at 90
  • 2006 Paul Dana, American race car driver (b. 1975)
  • 2008 Heath Benedict, American Football Player (b. 1983)
  • 2013 Tom Boerwinkle, American NBA player, dies at 67
  • 2017 Brian Oldfield, American shot-putter, dies at 71