On This Day

Deaths in Sport on May 4

  • 1971 Seamus Elliott, Irish road bicycle racer (first English speaker to win stages in all the Grand Tours), dies at 36
  • 2010 Ernie Harwell, American sportscaster (b. 1918)
  • 2018 Larry Hunter, American college basketball coach (Wittenberg Tigers, Ohio Bobcats, Western Carolina Catamounts), dies at 68
  • 2018 Lionel Lamy, French footballer, dies at 74
  • 2018 Luyanda Ntshangase, South African footballer (Maritzburg United), is struck by lightning and dies at 21

Person of interestDon Shula

2020 Don Shula, American Pro Football Hall of Fame coach (Super Bowl 1972, 73; Miami Dolphins; Baltimore Colts; NFL Coach of the Year 1964, 67, 68, 72), dies at 90

NFL Head Coach Don Shula
NFL Head Coach
Don Shula
  • 2020 Alan Sutherland, New Zealand rugby union number 8 (10 caps; Marlborough), dies at 76