On This Day

Deaths in Sport in October 1959

  • Oct 11 Bert Bell, NFL hall of famer, dies at 64
  • Oct 18 Boughera El Ouafi, Algerian athlete and marathoner (Olympic gold 1928), shot to death in a cafe at 61
  • Oct 28 Abe Waddington, cricketer (Yorks left-arm quick, Test avg 119), dies