On This Day

Deaths in Sport on August 11

  • 1953 Tazio Nuvolari, Italian racing driver, dies 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

Person of interestChuck McKinley

1986 Chuck McKinley, American tennis player (1963 Wimbledon), dies of a brain tumour at 45

Tennis Player & Wimbledon Champion Chuck McKinley
Tennis Player & Wimbledon Champion
Chuck McKinley
  • 1991 J. D. McDuffie, American NASCAR driver (b. 1939)
  • 2001 Percy Stallard, English racing cyclist (b. 1909)

Person of interestHerb Brooks

2003 Herb Brooks, American ice hockey coach, dies in a car accident at 66

Ice Hockey Player & Coach Herb Brooks
Ice Hockey Player & Coach
Herb Brooks
  • 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 cricketer "Little Master" (1952-69), played the longest test innings - 16 hours, dies at 81