Deaths in Sport on April 16

  • 1916 Tom Horan, Australian cricket all-rounder (15 Tests, 1 x 100, 11 wickets; Victoria CA), 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 auto racer and car designer (co-founder Chevrolet Motor Car Company), dies from suicide at 61
  • 1981 Eric Hollies, English cricket spin bowler (13 Tests, 44 wickets; dismissed Donald Bradman for 0 in his final Test innings), dies at 68
  • 1988 Clifford Roach, cricketer (16 Tests early in West Indian cricket history), dies
  • 1989 John "Jocko" Conlan, American Baseball HOF umpire (National League 1941-65), dies after heart surgery at 89
  • 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
  • 2021 John Dawes, Welsh rugby union centre (22 caps Wales, 4 caps British & Irish Lions; London Welsh; Barbarians), dies at 80
  • 2021 Johnny Peirson, Canadian ice hockey right wing (NHL All Star 1950, 51; Boston Bruins) and broadcaster (WBZ and WSBK), dies at 95
  • 2021 Serhiy Novikov, Russian judoka (Olympic gold heavyweight 1976), dies at 71
  • 2022 Joachim Streich, German soccer striker (102 caps GDR; FC Hansa Rostock, 1. FC Magdeburg) and manager (1. FC Magdeburg), dies at 71