Deaths in Sport on April 4

  • 1938 Cyril Christiani, cricket wicket keep (WI 1935), dies of malaria at 24
  • 1963 Endzion Barelli, dies 2 days after winning a boxing match at 18
  • 1967 Héctor Scarone, Uruguayan footballer (b. 1898)
  • 1983 Bernard Vukas, Croatian soccer forward (59 caps, Yugoslavia; Hajduk Split; Olympic silver 1948, 52), dies at 55
  • 1984 John Arnold, cricketer (Eng bat v NZ 1931, scored 34 only Test), dies
  • 1991 Edmund Adamkiewicz, German soccer forward (2 caps; Hamburger SV, Eintracht Frankfurt), dies at 70
  • 1991 Luc de Rijck, Belgian soccer player (Turnhout), dies
  • 1992 Samuel Reshevsky, Polish-American chess grandmaster, dies at 80
  • 1996 (Henry) "Barney" Ewell, American track and field athlete (Olympics, 1948 - gold and 2 silver), dies at 78
  • 1999 Early Wynn, Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Cy Young Award 1959 Chicago WS; MLB wins leader 1954, 59; 9 x MLB All Star; Cleveland Indians), dies of a stroke at 79
  • 2004 Alberic Schotte, Belgian cyclist, dies at 84
  • 2008 Francis Tucker, South African Rally Driver (b. 1923)

Alec BedserAlec Bedser (1918-2010)

English cricket medium-pace bowler (51 Tests, 236 wickets, BB 7/44; Surrey CCC), dies at 91

  • 2013 Ian Walsh, Australian rugby league hooker, captain, coach (25 Tests; St. George), dies at 80
  • 2015 Elmer Lach, Canadian NHL ice hockey player, 1940-54, 3X Stanley Cup, Hall of Fame (Montreal Canadiens), dies after suffering a stroke at 97
  • 2018 Ray Wilkins, English former footballer and captain of the National Soccer Team, dies at 61
  • 2019 Myer Skoog, American basketball guard (NBA C'ship 1952-4; Minneapolis Lakers), dies at 92
  • 2022 Petar Skansi, Croatian basketball center (Olympic silver Yugoslavia 1968; Jugoplastika) and coach (Yugoslavia, Croatia, Jugoplastika, Benetton Treviso), dies at 78