On This Day

Deaths in Sport on June 6

  • 1947 Norman Reid, cricketer (Test S Af v Aust 1921-22, 11 & 6, 2-63), dies
  • 1951 Lionel Hallam, British cricketer (England capt 1921), 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 second baseman, manager (MLB All Star 1947, 48, 50), 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 Hall of Fame second baseman/manager (10-time All Star), dies at 95