On This Day

Deaths in Sport in December 2006

  • Dec 3 Len Sutton, American auto racer and broadcaster (Indianapolis 500 1962 runner-up), dies from cancer at 81
  • Dec 5 David Bronstein, Ukrainian-born chess grandmaster (b. 1924)
  • Dec 8 José Uribe, Dominican baseball player (b. 1959)
  • Dec 12 Paul Arizin, American basketball player (b. 1928)
  • Dec 13 Lamar Hunt, American sports executive and NFL owner (KC Chiefs), dies at 74
  • Dec 15 Clay Regazzoni, Swiss Formula One driver, dies at 67
  • Dec 17 Larry Sherry, American baseball pitcher (World Series MVP 1959, LA Dodgers), dies at 71
  • Dec 21 Scobie Breasley, Australian jockey (b. 1914)
  • Dec 21 Sydney Wooderson, English athlete dubbed "The Mighty Atom" (world record 1937), dies at 92
  • Dec 22 Elena Mukhina, Russian gymnast (3 x World C'ship gold 1978; 2 x World Cup gold 1977), dies of complications from quadriplegia at 46
  • Dec 23 Johnny Vincent, English footballer for Birmingham City and Middlesbrough (b. 1947)
  • Dec 30 Michel Plasse, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1948)
  • Dec 31 George Sisler, Jr., baseball executive (b. 1917)
  • Dec 31 Liese Prokop, Austrian pentathlete (Olympic silver 1968), dies at 65