Deaths in Sport on November 8

  • 1886 Fred Archer, English jockey (record 13 x GB Champion flat racing jockey 1874–86; 21 x British Classic Race wins; 5 x French Classic Race wins), commits suicide at 29
  • 1894 Michael "King" Kelly, American Baseball HOF utility (NL batting champion 1884, 86; NL runs scored 1884–86, Chicago White Sox) and manager (Boston Beaneaters, Reds; Cincinnati KK's), dies from pneumonia at 36
  • 1917 Colyn Blythe, English cricketer (2509 F-C wickets), dies at 38 fighting 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 HOF manager (World Series 1947 NY Yankees) and second baseman (WS 1924 Washington Senators), dies at 81

Betty NuthallBetty Nuthall (1911-1983)

English tennis player (US National Championship, 1930), dies of a coronary arrest at 72

  • 1985 Masten Gregory, American auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1961, 65 [Jochen Rindt]), dies at 53
  • 1985 Nicolas Frantz, Luxembourgish road cyclist (Tour de France 1927-28), dies at 86
  • 1992 Kees [Cornelis] Broekman, Dutch speed skater (Olympic silver 1952), dies at 65
  • 1999 Leon Štukelj, Slovenian gymnast (b. 1898)
  • 2004 Chandler Harper, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1950), dies of pneumonia at 90
  • 2004 Eddie Charlton, Australian snooker player (World #3 1976-81; Pot Black 1972, 73, 80), dies at 75
  • 2006 Annette Rogers, American athlete (Olympic gold 4x100m relay 1932, 36), dies at 93
  • 2006 Lyudmila Buldakova, Russian volleyball player (Olympic gold USSR 1968, 72), 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 1974-83; Baltimore Orioles, NY Yankees), dies at 95
  • 2014 Don Paul, 89, American football player, dies at 89
  • 2020 Howie Meeker, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing, coach, broadcaster (NHL All Star 1947-49; Stanley Cup 1947, 48, 49, 51; Toronto Maple Leafs) and politician (Canada MP), dies at 97
  • 2021 Cecilia Robinson, English cricket batsman (14 Tests, 2 x 100s; Kent WCT), dies at 97
  • 2021 Keith Bradshaw, Australian cricket administrator (Secretary & Chief Executive Marylebone Cricket Club; CEO South Australian Cricket), dies from multiple myeloma at 58
  • 2021 Rinus Bennaars, Dutch soccer midfielder (15 caps; Feyenoord Rotterdam), dies at 90