Deaths in Sport on April 8

  • 1889 Henry Jupp, cricketer (scored 63 on Test debut for Engl in 1877), dies
  • 1938 Harold Baumgartner, cricketer (took 2-99 lefty in test for S Af), dies
  • 1943 Richard Sears, 1st to win US amateur national tennis match, dies at 81
  • 1957 Frank Chester, cricketer (distinguished 1-armed Engl Test ump), dies
  • 1963 Len Tuckett, cricketer (no runs no wkts in 1 Test for S A), dies
  • 1965 Jack Durston, cricketer (one Test for England, 4-102 & 1-34), dies
  • 1972 Sherwin Badger, American Figure Skating Champion (1920-24), dies at 70
  • 1978 Ford C Frick, baseball commissioner, dies at 83
  • 1995 Maurice Allom, cricketer (14 Test wickets-NZ debut hat-trick), dies
  • 2004 Enda Colleran, Gaelic footballer (b. 1941)
  • 2005 Eddie Miksis, American baseball player (b. 1926)