Deaths in Sport on April 28

  • 1973 Clas Thunberg, Finnish speed skater (Olympic gold 1924, 28), dies at 80
  • 1981 Mickey "Toy Bulldog" Walker, welterweight champ (1922-26) dies at 79
  • 1981 Cliff Battles, Pro/College Football Halls of Fame halfback (Boston Braves/Redskins, Washington Redskins), dies at 70
  • 1982 EW "Nobby" Clark, Engl cricketer (32 wickets in 8 Tests 1929-34), dies
  • 1983 Ron James, cricketer (NSW's Sheffield Shield capt 1949-50), dies
  • 1993 Jim Valvano, basketball coach (NC State), dies of cancer at 47
  • 1995 Peaches Roy Davis, baseball pitcher, dies at 89
  • 1998 Ramakant Desai, Indian cricketer (b. 1939)
  • 1999 Alf Ramsey, English football manager (b. 1920)
  • 2005 Chris Candido, American wrestler (b. 1972)
  • 2014 Jack Ramsay, American Hall of Fame basketball coach (Portland Trail Blazers, 1977 NBA Champions), dies from cancer at 89
  • 2017 Luis Olmo, pioneering Puerto Rican NBA player (Brooklyn Dodgers), dies at 97