Deaths in Sport in April 1983

  • Apr 12 Carl Morton, American baseball player (b. 1944)
  • Apr 14 Nina Dumbadze, Russian discus thrower (Oly-bronze-1952), dies at 64
  • Apr 18 Alan Melville, cricketer (11 Tests for South Africa, 894 runs), dies
  • Apr 23 Buster Crabbe, 400m US swimmer (Olympics-gold-1932), dies at 73
  • Apr 24 Rolf Stommelen, German race car driver (b. 1943)
  • Apr 28 Ron James, cricketer (NSW's Sheffield Shield capt 1949-50), dies
  • Apr 30 Joel H. Hildebrand, American Chemist whose research led to new treatments for divers with the 'bends' through the use of helium and oxygen breathing mixtures, dies at 101