Deaths in Sport in April 1989

  • Apr 6 Elizabeth Becker-Pinkston, American platform diver (Olympic gold 1924 and 1928), dies at 86

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Apr 12 Sugar Ray Robinson [Walter Smith], American middle/welterweight boxer (1946-52, 55, 58), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 67

Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson
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Sugar Ray Robinson
  • Apr 14 Lance Pierre, cricketer (Test WI v Engl 1948, DNB, 7 overs 0-28), dies