On This Day

Deaths in Sport on March 5

  • 1948 Charles Prince, cricketer (5 & 1 in only Test for South Africa), dies
  • 1965 John "Pepper" Martin, American baseball utility (MLB All-Star 1933–35, 37; World Series 1931, 34; NL stolen base leader 1933, 34, 36; St. Louis Cardinals), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • 1977 Tom Pryce, Welsh Formula One driver, dies at 27
  • 1977 Jansen Van Vuuren, Dutch volunteer safety marshall at the 1977 South African Grand Prix
  • 1986 Teddy Hoad, West Indies cricket batsman, captain (4 Tests), dies at 90
  • 1995 Gregg Hansford, Australian motorcycle and touring car racer, dies at 42
  • 2020 Antonio Permunian, Swiss soccer goalkeeper (11 caps; AC Bellinzona, FC Luzern), dies at 89