On This Day

Deaths in Sport in April 1971

  • Apr 7 Charles F Pahud de Mortanges, (Olympic gold 1928, 32), dies at 74
  • Apr 12 Ed Lafitte, American baseball player (b. 1871)
  • Apr 13 Michel Brière, Canadian ice hockey player, dies from injuries sustained in a car crash at 21
  • Apr 15 Dan Reeves, American NFL team owner (Cleveland, LA Rams), dies at 58
  • Apr 19 Russ Hodges, American sportscaster (NY Mets, SF Giants; Wednesday Night Fights), dies at 60