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
  • 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
  • 2009 Red Robbins, American basketball player (b. 1944)

Person of interestJonah Lomu

2015 Jonah Lomu, New Zealand rugby union player and the youngest ever All Black, 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 Olympic athlete, dies at 91
  • 2017 Gillian Rolton, Australian equestrian (Summer Olympics 1992, 1996- gold), dies from endometrial cancer at 61