Deaths in Sport on January 6

  • 1907 Walter Read, cricketer (Engl batsman, 117 at no 10 v Aust 1884), dies
  • 1915 Reginald Wood, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1886), dies
  • 1928 Alvin C Kraenzlein, track star (Olympic-4 gold-1900), dies at 51
  • 1934 Herbert Chapman, Legendary Manager of Arsenal and Huddersfield Town (b. 1878)
  • 1936 Charles A Stoneham, pres (NY Giants), dies
  • 1939 Albert Ward, cricketer (England batsman in 7 Tests 1893-95), dies
  • 1941 Charley O'Leary, American baseball player (b. 1882)
  • 1967 Johnny Keane, baseball player/mgr (Cards, NY Yanks), dies at 55
  • 1978 Burt Munro, New Zealand motorcycle racer (b. 1899)
  • 2004 Charles Dumas, American athlete (b. 1937)
  • 2007 Mario Danelo, American football player (b. 1985)
  • 2011 Uche Okafor, Nigerian footballer (b. 1967)
  • 2013 Neil Adcock, South African cricketer, dies from bowel cancer at 81