On This Day

Deaths in Sport in July 2006

  • Jul 1 Fred Trueman, England cricket fast bowler (England 67 Tests, 307 wickets), dies of small cell carcinoma at 75
  • Jul 5 Gert Fredriksson, Swedish canoeist (6 Olympic gold 1948, 52, 56, 60), dies at 86
  • Jul 11 John Spencer, English snooker player (b. 1935)
  • Jul 30 Al Balding, Canadian golfer (first Canadian to win PGA Tour event in US, 4-time winner), dies of cancer at 82
  • Jul 31 Paul Eells, American sportscaster ("Voice of the Razorbacks"), dies at 70