Deaths in Sport in May 1978

  • May 5 Alfred H H Gilligan, cricketer (4 Tests for England), dies
  • May 6 Ethelda Bleibtrey, US swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-1920), dies at 76
  • May 13 Albert Roberts, cricketer (5 Tests for NZ, 7 wickets), dies
  • May 19 George Gladstone, cricketer (one Test WI v England 1930), dies
  • May 31 J√≥zsef Bozsik, Hungarian footballer (b. 1925)