On This Day

Deaths in Sport on May 21

  • 1924 Charley Barrett, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Cornell undefeated National C'ship 1915), dies from effects of war injuries at 30
  • 1929 V P F A Royle, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1879), dies
  • 1957 Edwin St Hill, Trinidadian cricketer (two Tests for West Indies 1930-31), dies at 53
  • 1990 Mary Victor Bruce (née Petre), British speedboat pilot, race car driver, and aviator who flew around Empire State building in 1930, dies at 94
  • 1994 Cliff Wilson, snooker player, dies at 60
  • 2003 Alejandro de Tomaso, Argentine auto racer and car manufacturer (De Tomaso Automobili), dies at 74
  • 2010 Trevor Meale, New Zealand cricketer (batted in 2 Tests NZ v England 1958), dies at 81
  • 2016 Jim Ray Hart, American baseball player (Giants), dies at 74
  • 2020 Gerhard Strack, German soccer defender (10 caps; 1. FC Köln, FC Basel, Fortuna Düsseldorf), dies of a heart attack at 64
  • 2022 Marco Cornez, Chilean soccer goalkeeper, (20 caps; FC Deportivo Palestino, Universidad Católica, Everton de Viña del Mar), dies from stomach cancer at 64