Deaths in Sport in October 2007

  • 1st Al Oerter, American discus thrower (b. 1936) (Olympics-gold-56, 60, 64, 68) dies aged 71
  • 2nd Tex Coulter, American football player (b. 1924)
  • 7th Norifumi Abe, Japanese motorcycle racer (b. 1975)
  • 19th Michael Maidens, English footballer with Hartlepool United (b. 1987)
  • 20th Max McGee, American football player (b. 1932)
  • 26th Nicolae Dobrin, Romanian footballer (b. 1947)
  • 30th John Woodruff, American athlete (b. 1915)
  • 31st Ray Gravell, Welsh rugby union footballer (b. 1951)