Deaths in Sport on November 18

  • 1918 Reggie Schwartz, South African cricketer (55 wickets for South Africa), dies at 43
  • 1946 John King, cricketer (scored 60 & 4 in only Test Eng v Aus 1909), dies
  • 1946 Johnny Lush, American MLB pitcher (2 no-hitters), dies at 61
  • 1958 Sivert Samuelson, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1910), dies
  • 1979 Freddie Fitzsimmons, baseball player (b. 1901)
  • 1980 Conn Smythe, NHL coach 1927-1931 (b. 1895)
  • 1987 Jacques Anquetil, French cyclist (5x Tour de France), dies at 53
  • 2003 Ken Brett, American baseball player, dies at 55
  • 2009 Red Robbins, American basketball player (b. 1944)
  • 2012 Elena Donaldson-Akhmilovskaya, Russian Woman Grandmaster of chess, dies from brain cancer at 55

Person of interestJonah Lomu

2015 Jonah Lomu, New Zealand rugby union winger (youngest ever All Black, 63 internationals), dies of a heart attack linked to kidney disease at 40

Rugby Union Superstar Jonah Lomu
Rugby Union Superstar
Jonah Lomu
  • 2015 Mal Whitfield, American track athlete (Olympic 3 gold, silver & bronze 1948, 52), dies at 91
  • 2017 Gillian Rolton, Australian equestrian (Summer Olympics 1992, 1996- gold), dies from endometrial cancer at 61