On This Day

Deaths in Sport on April 16

  • 1916 Tom Horan, Australian cricketer (15 Tests for Aust, 471 runs, 11 wickets), dies a 62
  • 1924 Jack Board, English cricket wicket-keeper (Eng in 6 Tests 1898-1906), dies at 57
  • 1938 Steve Bloomer, English footballer (b. 1874)
  • 1946 Arthur Chevrolet, Swiss-born race car driver and automobile designer (b. 1884)
  • 1981 Eric Hollies, English cricketer (13 Tests for England, 44 wickets), dies at 68
  • 1988 Clifford Roach, cricketer (16 Tests early in West Indian cricket history), dies
  • 1998 Fred Davis, English 8-time World Snooker Champion (1948-49, 51), dies at 84
  • 2001 Alec Stock, English football manager (b. 1917)
  • 2007 Gaetan Duchesne, Canadian hockey player (b. 1962)
  • 2007 Maria Lenk, Brazilian swimmer and first Brazilian woman to compete in the Olympic Games (b. 1915)
  • 2011 Gerry Alexander, West Indian cricket wicket-keeper (25 Tests, top score 108, 90 dismissals), dies at 82

Person of interestPat Summerall

2013 Pat Summerall, American NFL player and sportscaster, dies from cardiac arrest at 82

CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster Pat Summerall
CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster
Pat Summerall