On This Day

Deaths in Sport in November 1978

  • Nov 6 Heiri Suter, Swiss cyclist, dies at 79
  • Nov 7 Gene Tunney, American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1926-28), dies at 80
  • Nov 11 Bennie Borgmann, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward and coach (Kingston Colonials, Original Celtics; coach Syracuse Nationals), dies at 77
  • Nov 13 George Hearne, South African cricket batsman (3 Tests; Western Province), dies at 90
  • Nov 15 Dick Chapman, American golfer (1940 US amateur, 1951 British amateur), dies of a stroke at 67