On This Day

Deaths in Sport on April 27

  • 1951 Philip Hands, South African cricketer (7 Tests for South Africa), dies at 61
  • 1973 Jim Sims, English cricket spin bowler (4 Tests, 11 wickets; Middlesex), dies at 69
  • 1973 Carlos Menditeguy, Argentine racing driver, dies at 57
  • 1978 John Doeg, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1930), dies at 69
  • 1984 Piet Kraak, Dutch soccer player, dies at 63
  • 1999 Cyril Washbrook, English cricketer (stalwart Lancs & England opener), dies at 84
  • 2005 Red Horner, Canadian hockey player (Toronto Maple Leafs), dies at 95
  • 2012 Bill Skowron, American MLB player, dies from lung cancer at 81
  • 2015 Gene Fullmer, American boxer (world middleweight champion), dies at 83
  • 2020 Robert Herbin, French soccer defender (23 caps; Saint-√Čtienne) and manager (Saint-√Čtienne, Lyon, Strasbourg), dies at 81
  • 2020 Marty Smith, American motocross racer (AMA 125cc 1974, 75; AMA 500cc 1977), dies in a dune buggy accident at 63