On This Day

Deaths in Sport on November 20

  • 1924 Ebenezer Cobb Morley, English sportsman (drafted first FA rules), dies at 93
  • 1995 Sergei Grinkov, Russian figure skater (with Ekaterina Gordeeva - Pairs World Championship, 1986-87, 1989-90; Olympic gold, 1988 & 94), dies of heart attack on the practice rink in Lake Placid, New York ,at 28
  • 1997 Dick Littlefield, American MLB pitcher, dies at 71
  • 1998 Meredith Gourdine, American long jumper (Olympic silver 1952), dies at 69
  • 1998 Dick Sisler. American baseball utility, coach and manager (Cincinnati Reds; MLB All Star 1950), dies at 78
  • 2006 Andre Waters, American football player (b. 1962)
  • 2009 Max Robertson, British sports commentator, dies at 94
  • 2010 Rob Lytle, American football player (b. 1954)
  • 2010 Danny McDevitt, American baseball player (b. 1932)
  • 2012 William Grut, Swedish pentathlete, dies at 98
  • 2019 Fred Cox, American NFL kicker (NFL champion 1969; Pro Bowl 1970; Minnesota Vikings all-time leading scorer), dies at 80
  • 2020 Ernesto Canto, Mexican race walker (Olympic gold 20k 1984; World C'ship gold 20k 1983), dies from pancreatic and liver cancer at 61
  • 2020 Ken Schinkel, Canadian ice hockey right wing (NY Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins 636 NHL games) and coach (Pittsburgh Penguins 1972-77), dies at 87