On This Day

Deaths in Sport in April 1991

  • Apr 1 Frankie Gustine, American Major baseball infielder (MLB All-Star 1946, 47, 48; Pittsburgh Pirates), dies at 71
  • Apr 4 Luc de Rijck, Belgian soccer player (Turnhout), dies
  • Apr 4 Edmund Adamkiewicz, German soccer forward (2 caps; Hamburger SV, Eintracht Frankfurt), dies at 70
  • Apr 6 Bill Ponsford, Australian cricket batsman (29 Tests @ 48 22, 7 x 100s; 1st-class 13,819 runs @ 65.18; Victoria), dies at 90
  • Apr 9 Forrest Towns, American athlete (Olympic gold 110m hurdles 1936), dies at 77
  • Apr 11 Walker Cooper, American baseball catcher (MLB All-Star 1942–44, 46–50; World Series 1942, 44; St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 76
  • Apr 25 Theo Laseroms [Tank], Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord), dies
  • Apr 26 Lars Hall, Swedish pentathlete (Olympic gold 1952), dies at 63