Deaths in Sport in October 1973

Person of interestPaavo Nurmi

Oct 2 Paavo Nurmi, Finnish middle & long distance runner (9 Olympic gold 1920, 24, 28), dies of Atherosclerosis at 76

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • Oct 21 Nasif Estéfano, Argentine racing driver (b. 1932)
  • Oct 24 Jack Iverson, Australian cricketer (5 Tests 21 wickets S1024 15 23), dies at 58
  • Oct 25 Abebe Bikila, Ethiopian distance runner (Olympic gold, marathon 1960, 64), dies of a cerebral bleed at 41