Deaths in Sport in May 2006

  • May 1 George Haines, American swimming coach (7 x US Olympic teams), dies of a stroke at 82
  • May 3 Earl Woods, Athlete and father of Tiger Woods (b. 1932)

Person of interestFloyd Patterson

May 11 Floyd Patterson, American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1956-59, 1960-62, Olympic gold 1952), dies of prostate cancer at 71

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • May 21 Spencer Clark, American racecar driver (b. 1987)
  • May 23 Kazimierz G√≥rski, Polish footballer (b. 1921)
  • May 26 Kevin O'Flanagan, Irish athlete and physician (b. 1919)
  • May 26 Ted Schroeder, American tennis player (US Open 1942, Wimbledon 1949), dies of cancer at 84
  • May 27 Craig Heyward, American football player (b. 1966)
  • May 28 Thorleif Schjelderup, Norwegian author and ski jumper (b. 1920)