On This Day

Deaths in Sport on April 10

  • 1927 Ivo Bligh, British noble (8th Earl of Darnley) and cricketer (Lord Darnley England capt v Australia 1882-83), dies at 68
  • 1927 Young Corbett II (William J. Rothwell), American boxer (world featherweight champion 1901-02), dies at 46
  • 1954 Oscar Mathisen, Norwegian speed skater (5-time World Champion all-round), dies at 65
  • 1965 Lloyd Casner, American race car driver and owner (Casner Motor Racing Division team), dies at 36
  • 1988 Cliff Gladwin, cricketer (8 Tests for England 1947-49), dies
  • 2005 Al Lucas, American football player (b. 1978)
  • 2011 Mikhail Rusyayev, Russian footballer (b. 1964)
  • 2011 Homer Smith, American football coach (b. 1931)

Person of interestRichie Benaud

2015 Richie Benaud, Australian cricket captain, broadcaster (62 Tests, 248 wickets), dies of skin cancer at 84

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud
  • 2020 Frits Flinkevleugel, Dutch soccer defender (11 caps; DWS, FC Amsterdam), dies at 80
  • 2020 Pete Retzlaff, American NFL halfback, tight-end (Pro Bowl 1958, 60, 63–65; First-team All-Pro 1958, 65) and general manager (Philadelphia Eagles), dies at 88
  • 2020 Tom Webster, Canadian ice hockey right wing (Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings) and coach (NY Rangers, LA Kings), dies of brain cancer at 71