On This Day

Deaths in Sport on April 6

  • 1949 Stanley Christopherson, cricketer (1884, MCC President during WWII), dies
  • 1953 Whirlaway, American thoroughbred racehorse (Triple Crown 1941), dies at 15
  • 1970 Maurice Stokes, American basketball player (b. 1933)
  • 1979 M Marie Wadlow, American softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1957), dies at 61
  • 1986 Raimundo Orsi, Argentine-born Italian soccer winger (13 caps Argentina, 35 Italy; Independiente, Juventus), dies at 84
  • 1989 Elizabeth Becker-Pinkston, American platform diver (Olympic gold 1924 and 1928), dies at 86
  • 1991 Bill Ponsford, cricketer (Test avg 48 22, 1st-class avg 65 18), dies
  • 1997 Jack Kent Cooke, Canadian entrepreneur, NFL team owner (Washington Redskins), dies at 84
  • 1999 Gene Benson, American baseball outfielder (Negro League All-Star 1940, 45-46), dies at 85
  • 2005 Geoff Millman, English cricket wicket-keeper (6 Tests), dies at 70
  • 2006 Maggie Dixon, American college basketball coach (b. 1977)
  • 2009 Shawn Mackay, Brumbies rugby player (b. 1982)
  • 2010 Tony MacGibbon, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (took 70 wickets in 1950's), dies at 85
  • 2010 Lorraine Chargin, American boxing promoter (IBHOF; Bobby Chacon, Tony "The Tiger" Lopez, Loreto Garza), dies from cancer at 79
  • 2017 Bob Cerv, American baseball player (Yankees), dies at 91
  • 2020 Al Kaline, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (18 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1968; 10 × Gold Glove Award; Detroit Tigers), dies at 85
  • 2020 Radomir Antić, Serbian soccer defender (1 cap Yugoslavia; Partizan, Luton Town) and manager (Atlético Madrid; Serbia), dies from pancreatitis at 71
  • 2020 Graham "Jock" Edwards, New Zealand cricket batsman (8 Tests; 6 ODIs), dies at 64