On This Day

Deaths in Sport on October 21

  • 1929 Owen Dunell, cricketer (two Tests for South Africa in 1889), dies
  • 1939 Nummy Deane, cricketer (628 runs in 17 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • 1955 Roy Minnett, Australian cricketer (all-rounder prior to WWI), dies
  • 1975 Charles Reidpath, American athlete (Olympic gold 1912), dies at 86
  • 1993 Irving Torgoff, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), dies at 75
  • 1997 Dolph Camilli, Bkln Dodger/MVP (1941), dies at 90
  • 1999 John Bromwich, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ship 1939, 46 / 13 Grand Slam doubles titles), dies at 80
  • 2013 Bud Adams Jr., American NFL team owner (Tennessee Titans), dies at 90
  • 2016 Manfred Krug, German actor (Boxer), dies at 79
  • 2019 Willie Brown, American Pro Football Hall of Fame cornerback, coach and executive (Super Bowl 1976, 80, 84; Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders), dies at 78
  • 2020 Gordon Astall, English soccer forward (2 caps; Birmingham City 235 games, 59 goals), dies from dementia at 93