On This Day

Deaths in Sport on April 25

  • 1931 Bert Hopkins, Australian cricketer (20 Tests for Aust, 509 runs), dies at 56
  • 1944 Tony Mullane, Irish-American baseball player, dies at 85
  • 1946 Albert Knight, cricketer (3 Tests for England on 1903-04 tour), dies
  • 1946 Joseph Vine, cricketer (batted in two Tests Eng v Aust 1911-12), dies
  • 1958 Herman Hickman, American College Football Hall of Fame guard, coach and broadcaster (Army, Yale), dies at 46
  • 1968 John Tewksbury, American athlete (b. 1876)
  • 1991 Theo Laseroms [Tank], Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord), dies
  • 1999 Michael Morris, 3rd Baron Killanin, MBE, TD, Irish journalist, author, sports official (6th President International Olympic Committee 1972-80), dies at 84
  • 2001 Michele Alboreto, Italian race car driver (b. 1956)
  • 2003 Samson Kitur, Kenyan athlete (b. 1966)
  • 2005 John Love, Zimbabwean Formula One driver, dies at 80
  • 2007 Alan Ball, English footballer (b. 1945)
  • 2007 Arthur Milton, English footballer and cricketer (b. 1928)
  • 2007 Les Jackson, English cricket fast bowler (2 Tests, 7 wickets; Derbyshire), dies at 86
  • 2011 (Fletcher) Joe Perry, American AAFC/NFL Hall of Fame fullback, 1948-63, 3X Pro Bowl (San Francisco 49ers; Baltimore Colts), and US Navy veteran, dies of complications from dementia at 84
  • 2013 Rick Camp, American MLB pitcher, dies of natural causes at 59
  • 2014 Earl Morrall, American NFL quarterback (Super Bowl 1970, 72, 73; Pro Bowl 1957, 68; First-team All-Pro 1968, 72; NFL MVP 1968; Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins), dies from Parkinson's disease at 79

John Havlicek

2019 John Havlicek, American College/Basketball Hall of Fame small forward (8 x NBA C'ship Boston Celtics; 13 x NBA All Star; 4 x All-NBA First Team), dies of Parkinson's disease at 79

  • 2020 Marino H. Casem, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Alabama State, Alcorn State, Southern) and athletic administrator (Alcorn State, Southern), dies at 85
  • 2021 John Konrads, Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 1500m freestyle, bronze 400m freestyle, 4x200m freestyle 1960; 26 individual world records), dies at 78