On This Day

Deaths in Sport on April 8

  • 1889 Harry Jupp, English cricketer (scored 63 on Test debut for England in 1877), dies at 47
  • 1938 Harold Baumgartner, South African cricketer (took 2-99 lefty in test for South Africa), dies at 54
  • 1943 Richard Sears, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1881-87), dies at 81
  • 1957 Frank Chester, English cricketer and distinguished 1-armed Test umpire, dies at 62
  • 1965 Jack Durston, English cricketer (one Test for England, 4-102 & 1-34), dies at 71
  • 1972 Sherwin Badger, American Figure Skating Champion (1920-24), dies at 70
  • 1976 Donald Byrne, American chess player, dies at 45
  • 1978 Ford Frick, American baseball commissioner, dies at 83
  • 1982 Katherine Rawls, American swimming and diving champion, dies at 64
  • 1995 Maurice Allom, English cricketer (14 Test wickets-NZ debut hat-trick), dies at 89
  • 2004 Enda Colleran, Gaelic footballer (b. 1941)
  • 2004 Frank Chamberlain, English cricketer and CEO (Test & County Cricket Board), dies at 78
  • 2005 Eddie Miksis, American baseball player, dies at 78
  • 2020 Jackie Du Preez, Zimbabwe cricket spin bowler (2 Tests, South Africa; Zimbabwe Test selector), dies from heart failure at 77
  • 2021 Conn Findlay, American rower (Olympic gold coxed pair 1956, 64) and sailer (Olympic bronze Tempest 1976), dies at 90
  • 2021 Diána Igaly, Hungarian sport shooter (Olympic gold women's skeet 2004; bronze 2000), dies from COVID-19 at 56