On This Day

Deaths in Sport in November 2011

  • Nov 3 Matty Alou, Dominican baseball outfielder (NL batting champion 1966; MLB All-Star 1968-69), dies of diabetes complications at 72

Person of interestJoe Frazier

Nov 7 Joe Frazier, American boxer (Olympic gold heavyweight 1964; undisputed world heavyweight champion 1970-73), dies of liver cancer at 67

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • Nov 8 Ed Macauley, American Basketball Hall of Fame center (7-time NBA All Star), dies of Alzheimer’s disease at 83
  • Nov 9 Roger Christian, American ice hockey left wing (Olympic gold 1960; Christian Brother's Hockey Sticks), dies at 75
  • Nov 12 Peter Roebuck, English cricketer and journalist, dies at 55
  • Nov 17 Kurt Budke, American basketball coach (b. 1961)
  • Nov 18 Walt Hazzard, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1964), dies at 69
  • Nov 19 Basil D'Oliveira, English cricket all-rounder (44 Tests, 2,484 @ 40.06, 47 wickets), dies form Parkinson's disease at 80
  • Nov 23 Jim Rathmann, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1960; Race of Two Worlds at Monza 1958), dies after a seizure at 83
  • Nov 24 Tatyana Shchelkanova, Soviet long jumper (Olympic bronze 1964), dies at 74
  • Nov 27 Gary Speed, Welsh footballer and Wales national football team manager, dies at 42