Deaths in Sport in October 1998

  • Oct 2 Orvon Grover "Gene" Autry, American cowpoke, singer, actor (The Gene Autry Show), and business tycoon (California Angels), dies at 91
  • Oct 2 Olivier Gendebien, Belgian racing driver, dies at 74
  • Oct 6 Mark Belanger, American baseball shortstop (8-time Gold Glove winner), dies of lung cancer at 54
  • Oct 28 Ghulam Ahmed, Indian cricketer (off-spinner in 22 Tests for India in 1950's), dies at 76
  • Oct 31 Elmer Vasko, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1935)