On This Day

Deaths in Sport on February 4

  • 1909 John Clarkson, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Triple Crown 1889), dies of mental illness & pneumonia at 47
  • 1943 Frank Calder, 1st NHL president, dies
  • 1975 Howard Hill, American archer (b. 1899)
  • 1995 Roel Wiersma, Dutch soccer star (PSV), dies at 62
  • 1995 Godfrey Brown, British athlete, 4 X 400m runner (Olympic gold 1936), dies at 79
  • 2003 André Noyelle, Belgian cyclist (b. 1931)
  • 2005 Peter Heine, South African cricketer (solid South African fast bowler in 1950's), dies at 76
  • 2007 Steve Barber, American baseball pitcher (b. 1938)
  • 2007 José Carlos Bauer, Brazilian World Cup footballer (b. 1925)
  • 2011 Woodie Fryman, American baseball player, dies at 70
  • 2016 Dave Mirra, American BMX rider, commits suicide at 41
  • 2020 Giancarlo Bergamini, Italian fencer (Olympic gold foil, team 1956; silver foil team 1952, individual 1956), dies at 93
  • 2020 Benito Sarti, Italian soccer defender (6 caps; Juventus, Sampdoria), dies at 83
  • 2020 Alexander Skvortsov, Russian ice hockey left wing (Olympic gold 1984; World C'ship gold 1979, 81, 83), dies at 65