On This Day

Deaths in Sport on April 11

  • 1908 Henry Bird, English Chess player and author (b. 1829)
  • 1918 Arthur Ochse, cricketer (WW I played for South Africa in 1889 aged 19), dies
  • 1953 Kid Nichols, American baseball player, dies at 83
  • 1977 Karen Krantzcke, Australian tennis player (Australian Open doubles 1968; Federation Cup 1970), dies of a heart attack whilst jogging at 31
  • 1985 Bunny Ahearne, British ice hockey promoter, dies at 84
  • 1990 Harold Ballard, Canadian ice hockey club owner and executive (b. 1903)
  • 1991 Walker Cooper, American baseball catcher (MLB All-Star 1942–44, 46–50; World Series 1942, 44; St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 76
  • 2005 Lucien Laurent, French footballer (scored the first ever FIFA World Cup goal), dies at 97
  • 2013 Grady Hatton, American baseball player and manager, dies from natural causes at 90
  • 2014 Bill Henry, American baseball player (Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds), dies from a heart attack at 86