Deaths in Sport in October 1969

  • Oct 4 Vibart Wight, cricketer (member of WI 1st Test touring 1928), dies

Person of interestWalter Hagen

Oct 6 Walter Hagen, American golfer (11 PGA Tour major wins), dies of throat cancer at 76

Golfer Walter Hagen
Walter Hagen
  • Oct 7 Léon Scieur, Belgian cyclist (b. 1888)
  • Oct 12 Sonja Henie, Norwegian ice skater (Olympic gold 1928,32,36) and actress (My Lucky Star), dies from leukemia at 57
  • Oct 14 Arnie Herber, American NFL quarterback (Green Bay Packers, NY Giants), dies at 59
  • Oct 22 Giovanni Martinelli, Italian opera singer (NY Met), dies on 84th birthday
  • Oct 29 Vic Richardson, cricketer (Aussie capt 1935-36), dies