Deaths in Sport on March 31

  • 1900 Frank Milligan, cricketer (Mafeking 2 Tests Eng v South Africa 1898-99), dies
  • 1915 Wyndham Halswelle, Scottish athlete (b. 1882)
  • 1931 Knute Rockne, football player/coach, dies in a plane crash at 43
  • 1956 Ralph DePalma, Italian-American race car driver (b. 1884)
  • 1968 Grover Lowdermilk, American baseball player (b. 1885)

Person of interestJesse Owens

1980 Jesse Owens, American athlete (4 Olympic gold 1936), dies of lung cancer at 66

Track and Field Athlete Jesse Owens
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Jesse Owens
  • 1998 Tim Flock, American race car driver (b. 1924)
  • 2017 RubĂ©n Amaro, Sr., Mexican baseball player (Philadelphia Phillies), dies at 81