On This Day

Deaths in Sport on June 11

  • 1927 William Attewell, English cricket bowler (England in 10 Tests 1884-1891), dies at 65
  • 1930 George Alexander, British cricketer (two early Tests for Australia), dies at 79
  • 1951 Montagu Odd, cricket bat-maker (W. G. Grace), dies

Person of interestClarence DeMar

1958 Clarence DeMar [Mr. DeMarathon], American marathon runner and 7-time winner of the Boston Marathon, dies of cancer at 70

Marathon Runner Clarence DeMar
Marathon Runner
Clarence DeMar
  • 1970 Camille Bombois, French circus wrestler/painter, dies at 87
  • 1976 Jim Konstanty, American MLB relief pitcher (MLB All Star 1950; NL MVP 1950; Philadelphia Phillies), dies at 59
  • 1987 Ralph Guldahl, American golfer (US Masters 1939, US Open 1937-38), dies at 75
  • 1989 Jack McMahon, American basketball guard and coach (player Rochester Royal, St. Louis Hawks; coach Cincinnati Royals, San Diego Rockets, Pittsburgh Condors), dies at 60
  • 1996 Alan Weeks, British sports commentator, dies at 72
  • 2005 Audrey Brown, British 4 X 100m runner (Olympic silver 1936), dies at 92
  • 2006 Neroli Fairhall, New Zealand archer (b. 1944)
  • 2006 George Washington, American boxing trainer (Riddick Bowe and Mark Breland), dies of heart failure at 79
  • 2008 Ove Andersson, Swedish rally driver (b. 1938)
  • 2008 Miroslav Dvořák, Czechoslovak ice hockey player, dies at 56

Person of interestKurt Nielsen

2011 Kurt Nielsen, Danish tennis player, (Wimbledon 1953, 55 runner-up), dies at 80

Tennis Player Kurt Nielsen
Tennis Player
Kurt Nielsen
  • 2012 Teofilo Stevenson, Cuban Heavyweight boxer, dies from a heart attack at 60
  • 2013 Miller Barber, American golfer (11 PGA, 3 US Senior Open titles), dies from lymphoma at 82
  • 2016 Donald Carr, English cricketer and MCC official, dies at 89