On This Day

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, Australian cricket batsman (207 in only FC innings), dies on WWI battlefield at 21
  • 1921 Teddy Pilette, Belgian auto racer (first Belgian Indy 500), dies in a road accident at 36
  • 1958 Frank Foster, cricketer (England all-rounder, 11 Tests 1911-12), dies
  • 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 Tim Gullikson, American tennis player and coach (Pete Sampras coach 1992-95), dies of cancer at 45
  • 1997 Sébastien Enjolras, French racing driver, killed in a practice crash at 21
  • 1999 Joe Adcock, American baseball utility, manager (Milwaukee Braves; 2-time MLB All Star), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 71
  • 1999 Steve Chiasson, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1967)
  • 1999 Godfrey Evans, English cricket wicket-keeper (91 Tests; 219 dismissals; Kent), dies at 78
  • 2004 Ken Downing, British racing driver, dies at 86
  • 2004 Darrell Johnson, American baseball player, dies at 75
  • 2006 Earl Woods, American author (father of Tiger Woods; 2 x books about upbringing & coaching), dies of prostate cancer at 74
  • 2011 Sergo Kotrikadze, Georgian footballer (b. 1936)
  • 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
  • 2021 Rafael Albrecht, Argentine soccer defender (39 caps; San Lorenzo, Club León), dies from COVID-19 at 79
  • 2022 Tony Brooks, English auto racer (F1 World C'ship third 1958, runner-up 1959; 6 x F1 wins), dies at 90