Deaths in Sport on April 12

  • 1954 Pim [Willem JH] Mulier, Dutch journalist/sports-organizer, dies at 89
  • 1962 Ron Flockhart, Scottish racing driver (b. 1923)
  • 1971 Ed Lafitte, American baseball player (b. 1871)
  • 1977 Philip K Wrigley, baseball owner (Chicago Cubs), dies at 82
  • 1980 Stanley De Silva, cricketer (motor bike Sri Lanka '79 World Cup), dies

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1981 Joe Louis, [Brown bomber], US heavyweight boxing champion (1937-49), dies of cardiac arrest at 66

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1983 Carl Morton, American baseball player (b. 1944)
  • 1987 Mike Von Erich, American wrestler

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1989 Sugar Ray Robinson [Walter Smith], American middle/welterweight boxer (1946-52, 55, 58), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 67

Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson
Middle/welterweight championship boxer
Sugar Ray Robinson
  • 2008 Cecilia Colledge, British ice skater and Olympian (b. 1920)
  • 2014 Hal Smith, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 82