On This Day

Deaths in Sport in May 1997

  • May 3 Sébastien Enjolras, French racing driver, killed in a practice crash at 21
  • May 9 Bob Devaney, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (National C'ship, University of Nebraska 1970, 71; University of Wyoming; career record 136–30–7), dies at 82
  • May 16 Horace "Bones" McKinney, American basketball forward, coach and broadcaster (Washington Capitols, Wake Forest), dies at 78
  • May 25 Jay Hebert, American golfer (PGA Championship 1960), dies at 74