Deaths in Sport on May 20

  • 1911 E. M. Grace, English cricket all-rounder (1 Test, HS 36; Gloucestershire CCC), dies at 69
  • 1926 Dick Pougher, cricketer (17 & 3-26 in only Test for England 1892), dies
  • 1939 Joe Carr, American Pro Football HOF contributor (NFL President 1921-39), dies from a heart attack at 59
  • 1940 Amar Singh, Indian cricket all-rounder (7 Tests, 28 wickets; India's first half-century in Test cricket), dies of pneumonia at 29
  • 1968 Albert Hartkopf, cricketer (one Test for Australia), dies
  • 1971 Martín Dihigo, Cuban Baseball HOF two-way player (2 × Negro League All-Star New York Cubans; 4 × Cuban League MVP), dies at 65
  • 1973 Jarno Saarinen, Finnish motorcycle racer (b. 1945)
  • 1976 Syd Howe, Canadian Hockey HOF left wing (Stanley Cup 1936, 37, 43 Detroit Red Wings), dies from throat cancer at 64
  • 1983 Clair Bee, American College Basketball and Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Long Island University undefeated 1936, 39; National Invitation Tournament 1939, 41), dies at 87
  • 2007 Norman Von Nida, Australian golfer, coach, broadcaster (British Open 1948 3rd), dies at 93
  • 2013 Miloslav Kříž, Czech basketball coach (Czech Women's team, German Men's team), dies at 88
  • 2014 Phil Sharpe, English cricket batsman (12 Tests, 1 x 100, 4 x 50, HS 111; Yorkshire CCC, Derbyshire CCC), dies at 77

Billy Cannon

2018 Billy Cannon, American College Football Hall of Fame back and tight end (Heisman Trophy 1959, LSU; AFL C'ship 1960, 61, 67; AFL All-Star 1961, 69; Houston Oilers, Oakland Raiders), dies at 80

  • 2018 Carol Mann, American golfer (1964 Western Open, 1965 US Open), dies at 77

Niki Lauda

2019 Niki Lauda, Austrian auto racer (F1 world champ 1975, 77, 84), dies of at 70

  • 2020 Stephen A. DiMauro, American thoroughbred racing jockey, trainer, breeder and owner (Eclipse Award 1975; Lady Pitt, Dearly Precious, Nassipour, Wajima), dies from cancer at 87
  • 2021 Sándor Puhl, Hungarian soccer referee (1994 FIFA World Cup Final; 1997 UEFA Champions League Final; IFFHS World's Best Referee 1994-97), dies at 65
  • 2022 Roger Angell, American literary editor and baseball journalist (The New Yorker), dies of congestive heart failure at 101