Deaths in Sport in October 2006

  • Oct 1 AndrĂ© Viger, French Canadian wheelchair marathoner (b. 1952)
  • Oct 6 Puck Brouwer, Dutch athlete (b. 1930)

Person of interestBuck O'Neil

Oct 6 Buck O'Neil, American baseball player (Kansas City Monarchs, 1st African-American coach in Major League Baseball), dies at 94

Baseball Player and Coach Buck O'Neil
Baseball Player and Coach
Buck O'Neil
  • Oct 6 Valentin Muratov, Russian gymnast (4 gold, 1 silver medals 1952, 1956 Olympics), dies at 78
  • Oct 8 Mark Porter, New Zealand racing driver (b. 1975)
  • Oct 9 Paul Hunter, English professional snooker player (b. 1978)
  • Oct 11 Cory Lidle, American baseball pitcher (b. 1972)
  • Oct 27 Joe Niekro, American baseball player (b. 1944)

Person of interestRed Auerbach

Oct 28 [Arnold] Red Auerbach, American NBA coach and general manager (Boston Celtics), dies of a heart attack at 89

NBA Head Coach Red Auerbach
NBA Head Coach
Red Auerbach
  • Oct 28 Trevor Berbick, Jamaican professional boxer, dies at 52