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 MLB baseball player, 1939-57 (Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, and 3 other teams, manager, 1963-68 (Chicago Cubs, Oakland A's), and executive, 1976-92, dies at 84
  • 2005 Cliff Allison, British racing driver (b. 1932)

George NissenGeorge Nissen (1914-2010)

American inventor (created the trampoline), dies at 96

  • 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 Doug Holden, English soccer winger (5 caps; Bolton Wanderers, Preston North End), dies at 90
  • 2021 Tommy Raudonikis, Australian rugby league halfback (20 Tests; Rothmans Medal 1972; Wests, Newtown) and coach (Wests, NSW), dies from cancer at 70
  • 2021 Viktor Kurentsov, Belarusian weightlifter (Olympic gold middleweight 1968; silver 1964; 5 x World C'ship gold middleweight), dies at 80
  • 2022 Rayfield Wright, American Pro Football HOF offensive tackle (Super Bowl 1971, 77; 3 × First-team All-Pro; 6 × Pro Bowl; Dallas Cowboys), dies at 76