On This Day

Deaths in Sport in October 1999

  • Oct 8 John McLendon, American basketball coach (b. 1915)

Person of interestWilt Chamberlain

Oct 12 Wilt Chamberlain, American College & Basketball Hall of Fame center (13-time All Star), dies of congestive heart failure at 63

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • Oct 20 Calvin Griffith, Canadian baseball team owner (Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins 1955-84), dies at 87
  • Oct 21 John Bromwich, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ship 1939, 46 / 13 Grand Slam doubles titles), dies at 80

Person of interestPayne Stewart

Oct 25 Payne Stewart, American golfer (US Open 1991, 99; PGA 1989), dies in a plane crash at 42

  • Oct 31 Greg Moore, Canadian race car driver (b. 1975)