Deaths in Sport on May 3

  • 1886 Mary Ewing Outerbridge, American citizen credited with importing tennis to the US from Bermuda (1874), dies of illness at 34
  • 1917 Norman Callaway, NSW batsman, cricketer (207 in only FC innings), dies
  • 1921 Théodore Pilette, Belgian racing driver (b. 1883)
  • 1958 Frank Foster, cricketer (England all-rounder, 11 Tests 1911-12), dies
  • 1976 Ernie Nevers, NFL fullback (Duluth Eskimos, Chicago Cardinals), dies at 72
  • 1987 Dicky Fuller, cricketer (one Test for WI 1935, one run, 0-12), dies
  • 1991 Don Whitmire, American College Football Hall of Fame tackle (Alabama, Navy - All American at both), dies at 68
  • 1996 Timothy Gullikson, American tennis player and coach, dies of cancer at 45
  • 1997 Sébastien Enjolras, French racing driver, killed in a practice crash at 21
  • 1999 Joe Adcock, American baseball player (b. 1927)
  • 1999 Steve Chiasson, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1967)
  • 2004 Ken Downing, British racing driver (b. 1917)
  • 2004 Darrell Johnson, American baseball player, dies at 75
  • 2006 Earl Woods, Athlete and father of Tiger Woods (b. 1932)
  • 2011 Sergo Kotrikadze, Georgian footballer (b. 1936)
  • 2013 Joe Astroth, American MLB player, dies at 90
  • 2018 Dan Grimm, American football player (Green Bay Packers, Atlanta Falcons), dies of Parkinson's disease and dementia at 77
  • 2018 Bob Prewitt, American college basketball coach (SMU Mustangs), dies at 93
  • 2018 Joe Scannella, American football coach (Oakland Raiders, Montreal Alouettes, Cleveland Browns), dies at 89
  • 2018 Paolo Signorelli, Italian footballer, dies at 79