Deaths in Sport on April 6

  • 1949 Stanley Christopherson, cricketer (1884, MCC President during WWII), dies
  • 1970 Maurice Stokes, American basketball player (b. 1933)
  • 1979 M Marie Wadlow, American softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1957), dies at 61
  • 1989 Elizabeth Becker-Pinkston, American platform diver (Olympic gold 1924 and 1928), dies at 86
  • 1991 Bill Ponsford, cricketer (Test avg 48 22, 1st-class avg 65 18), dies
  • 1997 Jack Kent Cooke, Canadian entrepreneur, NFL team owner (Washington Redskins), dies at 84
  • 2005 Geoff Millman, English cricketer (England wicket-keeper in 6 Tests 1961-62), dies at 70
  • 2006 Maggie Dixon, American college basketball coach (b. 1977)
  • 2009 Shawn Mackay, Brumbies rugby player (b. 1982)
  • 2010 Tony MacGibbon, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (took 70 wickets in 1950's), dies at 85
  • 2017 Bob Cerv, American baseball player (Yankees), dies at 91