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 (Toronto Maple Leafs, 1972-90), and football team (Hamilton Tiger Cats, 1978-88) owner, dies at 86
  • 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
  • 2013 Angela Voigt, East German long jumper (Olympic gold 1976), dies at 61
  • 2014 Bill Henry, American baseball player (Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds), dies from a heart attack at 86
  • 2021 Massimo Cuttitta, Italian rugby union prop (69 caps [captain 16]; Milano, Harlequins, Bologna), dies from COVID-19 at 54
  • 2021 Colin Baker, Welsh soccer wing half (7 caps; Cardiff City 298 games), dies at 86
  • 2021 Marco Bollesan, Italian rugby union number 8 (47 caps; CUS Genova, Partenope) and coach (Italy 1985-88), dies at 79