On This Day

Deaths in Sport on April 26

  • 1932 Bill Lockwood, English cricketer (43 wickets in 12 Tests for England), dies at 64
  • 1944 Violette Morris, French athlete & spy for Nazi Germany, dies at 51
  • 1958 Joe Small, West Indian cricketer (WI all-rounder in 1928 series), dies at 65
  • 1982 Ville Ritola, Finnish 5/10km runner (Olympic gold 1924, 28), dies at 86
  • 1991 Lars Hall, Swedish pentathelete (Olympic gold 1952), dies at 63