Deaths in Sport on June 6

  • 1941 Louis Chevrolet, Swiss auto racer (co-founder Chevrolet Motor Car Company), dies of a heart attack at 62
  • 1947 Norman Reid, cricketer (Test S Af v Aust 1921-22, 11 & 6, 2-63), dies
  • 1951 Lionel Hallam, English cricket batsman and captain (9 Tests, 4 x 50; Hampshire CCC) and politician (Member House of Lords, Lord Temporal 1928–51), dies at 61
  • 1984 Bill Voce, cricketer (key player of the Bodyline series), dies
  • 1992 Manfred Stengl, Austrian luger (Olympic gold men's doubles 1964), dies in a motorcycle accident at 46
  • 1996 Kusuo Kitamura, Japanese 1500m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1932), dies at 78
  • 1999 Eddie Stanky, American baseball 2nd baseman (MLB All Star 1947, 48, 50; Brooklyn Dodgers, Boston Braves, NY Giants) and manager (St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers), dies of a heart attack at 83
  • 2012 Vladimir Krutov, Russian ice hockey forward (Canada Cup 1981; Olympic gold 1984, 88; World C'ship gold 1981, 82, 83, 86, 89; Vancouver Canucks 1989-90), dies from liver failure at 52
  • 2013 Esther Williams, American swimmer and actress (Dangerous When Wet), dies from natural causes at 91
  • 2016 Viktor Korchnoi, Russian-born chess grandmaster, dies at 85
  • 2018 Red Schoendienst, American Baseball HOF second baseman, manager, coach (10 x MLB All Star; 5 x World Series St. Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Braves), dies at 95
  • 2022 Eric Nesterenko, Canadian ice hockey center (NHL All Star 1961, 65; Toronto Maple Leafs; Stanley Cup 1961 Chicago Black Hawks), dies at 88