Deaths in Sport on August 11

  • 1953 Tazio Nuvolari, Italian auto racer (72 x major race wins; 24 Hours of Le Mans 1933; European Championship 1932), dies from a stroke at 60
  • 1965 Bill Woodfull, Australian cricketer (35 Tests for Australia), dies at 67
  • 1965 Ethel Larcombe, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1912), dies at 86
  • 1974 Jack Hill, Australian cricketer (3 Tests for Australia 1953-55, 8 wickets), dies at 51
  • 1984 Paul Felix Schmidt, Estonian-German chess player, dies at 67

Chuck McKinleyChuck McKinley (1941-1986)

American tennis player (1963 Wimbledon), dies of a brain tumor at 45

  • 1991 J. D. McDuffie, American NASCAR driver (b. 1939)
  • 2001 Percy Stallard, English racing cyclist (b. 1909)

Herb BrooksHerb Brooks (1937-2003)

American ice hockey coach (Olympic gold Medal 1980), dies in a car accident at 66

  • 2009 Eunice Shriver, sister of President John F. Kennedy and founder (Special Olympics), dies at 88
  • 2010 Markus Liebherr, German born Swiss owner of Southampton Football Club (b. 1948)
  • 2012 Sid Waddell, English darts commentator (the 'Voice of Darts'; Granada, BBC, Sky Sports), dies from bowel cancer at 72
  • 2016 Hanif Mohammad, Pakistani Cricket Batsman (55 Tests; longest Test innings in history at 16 hours, 337 v WI 1958; 12 x 100), dies at 81
  • 2020 Gordon J. Brand, English golfer (British Open 1986 runner-up), dies at 65
  • 2021 Dick Huddart, English rugby league second rower (16 Tests Great Britain; St. Helens, St. George), dies at 85
  • 2022 József Tóth, Hungarian soccer left-back (56 caps; Újpesti FC 268 games), dies at 70
  • 2022 Paul Green, Australian rugby league coach (North Queensland Cowboys NRL premiership 2015; Queensland) and halfback (Australia SL 2 games, Queensland 7 games), dies by suicide at 49