Deaths in Sport on April 4

  • 1938 Cyril Christiani, cricket wicket keep (WI 1935), dies of malaria at 24
  • 1959 Stanley Snooke, cricketer (bro of S J, duck in South African Test), dies
  • 1963 Endzion Barelli, dies 2 days after winning a boxing match at 18
  • 1967 H├ęctor Scarone, Uruguayan footballer (b. 1898)
  • 1984 John Arnold, cricketer (Eng bat v NZ 1931, scored 34 only Test), dies
  • 1991 Luc de Rijck, Belgian soccer player (Turnhout), dies
  • 1991 Edmund Adamkiewicz, German footballer (b. 1920)
  • 1992 Samuel Reshevsky, Polish-born American chess grandmaster, dies at 80
  • 1996 Barney Ewell, American athlete (b. 1918)
  • 1999 Early Wynn, Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (9-time All Star), dies of a stroke at 79
  • 2004 Alberic Schotte, Belgian cyclist, dies at 84
  • 2008 Francis Tucker, South African Rally Driver (b. 1923)
  • 2010 Alec Bedser, English cricketer (mighty post-war England medium-pacer), dies at 91
  • 2013 Ian Walsh, Australian rugby league player, dies at 80
  • 2015 Elmer Lach, Canadian professional ice hockey player, dies at 97
  • 2018 Ray Wilkins, English former footballer and captain of the National Soccer Team, dies at 61