Today's Deaths in Sport

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  • 1959 Mike Hawthorn, English race car driver and one-time F1 world champion (b. 1929)
  • 1968 Duke Kahanamoku, 100m swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-12, 20, 24), dies at 77
  • 1978 Herbert Sutcliffe, cricketer (54 Tests for England 4555 runs), dies
  • 1979 Ali Hassan Salameh, [Abu Hassan], killed by car bomb; believed to have helped mastermind massacre of 1972 Munich Olympics athletes
  • 1983 Fred Bakewell, cricketer (dashing England bat of 30s, 6 Tests), dies
  • 1993 Charlie Gehringer, baseball player, dies at 89
  • 2001 Tommie Agee, American baseball player (b. 1942)
  • 2005 César Gutiérrez, Venezuelan baseball player (b. 1943)
  • 2009 Billy Werber, American baseball player (b. 1908)