On This Day

Deaths in Sport on June 7

  • 1958 Roger Hartigan, cricketer (2 Tests for Aust in 1908), dies
  • 1964 Charlie Llewellyn, South African cricketer (544 runs in 15 Tests for South Africa), dies at 87
  • 1988 Joe Partridge, cricketer (South African pace bowler 1963-65), commits suicide
  • 1989 Percy Stuart, Suriname/Dutch sports journalist, dies
  • 1989 Chico Landi, Brazilian racing driver, dies at 81
  • 1992 Bill France, Sr., American auto racer (co-founder of NASCAR), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 82
  • 1993 Drazen Petrovic, NBA player (NJ Nets), dies in auto-accident at 28
  • 2008 Jim McKay, American sportscaster (ABC's Wide World of Sports), dies at 86
  • 2011 Paul Dickson, American football player and coach (b. 1937)
  • 2015 Peter Petherick, New Zealand cricketer (NZ slow lefty 1976-77, hat-trick on debut), dies at 72
  • 2020 Ken Riley, American NFL cornerback (All-Pro 1975, 76, 83; Cincinnati Bengals) and coach (Florida A&M), dies at 72
  • 2021 Jim Fassel, American football coach (University of Utah 1985–89; New York Giants 1997-2003), dies from a heart attack at 71
  • 2021 John McDonnell, American track, cross country coach (University of Arkansas 1972–2008; 40 x NCAA C'ships; 8 x NCAA Triple Crown; 30 x NCAA coach of the year), dies at 82
  • 2021 Yoo Sang-chul, South Korean soccer midfielder (124 caps; 2002 FIFA World Cup All-Star Team; Ulsan Hyundai), dies from pancreatic cancer at 49
  • 2021 Tim Pickup, Australian rugby league five eighth (11 Tests; North Sydney, Canterbury), RL executive (Adelaide Rams) and boxing manager (Jeff Harding), dies from dementia at 72