On This Day

Deaths in Sport on September 21

  • 1922 Tom Armitage, cricketer (England lob bowler v Australia 1877), dies
  • 1935 Herm McFarland, American MLB outfielder (first grand slam in AL history), dies at 65
  • 1998 Florence Griffith Joyner, American sprinter (3 x Olympic gold 1988), dies of an epileptic seizure at 38
  • 2007 Hallgeir Brenden, Norwegian cross country skier (Olympic gold 1952, 56), dies at 78
  • 2007 Ruth Jessen, American golfer (11 LPGA Tour wins, 3-time major runner-up), dies of lung cancer at 70
  • 2020 Jaime Alves, Portuguese soccer midfielder (3 caps; Boavista), dies at 55
  • 2020 Lars-Åke Lagrell, Swedish sports administrator (President Swedish Football Association 1991-2012) and politician (Governor Kronoberg County 2002-06), dies at 80
  • 2020 Bob Nevin, Canadian ice hockey right wing (Stanley Cup 1962, 63; Toronto Maple Leafs; NY Rangers; 1,128 career NHL games), dies at 82