On This Day

Deaths in Sport on November 8

  • 1886 Frederick J "Fred" Archer, English jockey, commits suicide at 29
  • 1917 Colyn Blythe, cricketer (2509 F-C wickets), dies at 38 during WW I
  • 1952 Claude Carter, South African cricket spin bowler (19 Tests, 28 wickets), dies at 71
  • 1976 Gottfried von Cramm, German tennis player (French C'ship 1934, 36), dies in a car accident at 67
  • 1977 Bucky Harris, American baseball player and manager (Phillies, Yankees), dies at 81

Person of interestBetty Nuthall

1983 Betty Nuthall, English tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1930), dies of a coronary arrest at 72

Tennis Player Betty Nuthall
Tennis Player
Betty Nuthall
  • 1985 Nicolas Frantz, Luxembourgish road cyclist (Tour de France 1927-28), dies at 86
  • 1985 Masten Gregory, American auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1961, 65 [Jochen Rindt]), dies at 53
  • 1992 Kees [Cornelis] Broekman, speed skater (Olympic silver 1952), dies
  • 1999 Leon Štukelj, Slovenian gymnast (b. 1898)
  • 2004 Eddie Charlton, Australian snooker player, dies at 75
  • 2004 Chandler Harper, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1950), dies of pneumonia at 90
  • 2006 Lyudmila Buldakova, Russian volleyball player (Olympic gold 1972), dies at 68
  • 2010 Quintin Dailey, American basketball player (b. 1961)
  • 2011 Ed Macauley, American Basketball Hall of Fame center (7-time NBA All Star), dies of Alzheimer’s disease at 83
  • 2012 Lee MacPhail, American Baseball Hall of Fame executive (AL President), dies at 95
  • 2014 Don Paul, 89, American football player, dies at 89