Deaths in Sport in October 1969

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

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Oct 6 Walter Hagen, US PGA golfer (won 11 majors, US Open 1914, 19), dies at 76

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  • Oct 7 Léon Scieur, Belgian cyclist (b. 1888)
  • Oct 12 Sonja Henie, figure skater (Olympic gold 1928, 32, 36), dies at 57
  • Oct 22 Giovanni Martinelli, Italian opera singer (NY Met), dies on 84th birthday
  • Oct 29 Vic Richardson, cricketer (Aussie capt 1935-36), dies