On This Day

Deaths in Sport on April 7

  • 1968 Jim Clark, Scottish auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1965, world F1 Champion 1963, 65), dies in race accident at Hockenheim, Germany at 32
  • 1971 Charles F Pahud de Mortanges, (Olympic gold 1928, 32), dies at 74
  • 1982 Harald Ertl, Austrian racing driver (b. 1948)
  • 1993 Stewart Cathie "Billy" Griffith, English cricketer (140 for England, 1948) and cricket administrator (MCC), dies at 78
  • 1994 Albert Guðmundsson, Icelandic footballer and politician (Minister of Finance), dies at 70
  • 1997 Luis Aloma, Cuban baseball player, dies at 73
  • 1997 Sam Parks Jr., American golfer (US Open 1935), dies at 87
  • 2005 Bob Kennedy, American baseball player and manager (b. 1920)
  • 2005 Cliff Allison, British racing driver (b. 1932)

Person of interestGeorge Nissen

2010 George Nissen, American inventor (created the trampoline), dies at 96

Inventor and Gymnast George Nissen
Inventor and Gymnast
George Nissen
  • 2013 Marty Blake, NBA executive (GM Atlanta Hawks, NBA Director of Scouting), dies at 86
  • 2020 Harv Schmidt, American college basketball coach (University of Illinois 1967-74), dies at 83
  • 2021 Tommy Raudonikis, Australian rugby league halfback (20 Tests; Rothmans Medal 1972; Wests, Newtown) and coach (Wests, NSW), dies from cancer at 70
  • 2021 Doug Holden, English soccer winger (5 caps; Bolton Wanderers, Preston North End), dies at 90
  • 2021 Viktor Kurentsov, Belarusian weightlifter (Olympic gold middleweight 1968; silver 1964; 5 x World C'ship gold middleweight), dies at 80