On This Day

Deaths in Sport on March 6

  • 1930 William Milton, British cricketer (South African Test capt in 3 Tests 1889-92), dies at 75
  • 1975 Glen Hardin, American athlete (Olympic gold 1936 400m hurdles), dies at 64
  • 1976 Maxie Rosenbloom, American boxer, actor (world light heavyweight champion 1932-34), dies of Paget's disease of bone at 68
  • 1981 George Geary, English cricketer (14 Tests for England, 46 wickets), dies at 87
  • 1984 Ian Cromb, New Zealand cricketer (5 Tests for NZ, 123 runs, 8 wkts), dies at 78
  • 1986 Istv├ín Pelle, Hungarian gymnast (Olympic gold 1932), dies at 78
  • 1988 Dick Ricketts Jr., American basketball center (# 1 overall pick 1955 NBA draft St. Louis Hawks) and baseball pitcher (St. Louis Cardinals), dies from leukemia at 54
  • 1997 Ed Furgol, American golfer (US Open 1954), dies at 79
  • 1998 Frank Barrett, American baseball player (b. 1913)
  • 1999 Dennis Viollet, English former soccer player (Manchester United), dies at 65
  • 2000 Chris Balderstone, English cricket batsman (England, belated faced WI in 1976), dies at 59
  • 2002 Bryan Fogarty, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1969)
  • 2002 Alice Bauer, American golfer (co-founder LPGA), dies of colon cancer at 74
  • 2005 Danny Gardella, American baseball player (b. 1920)

Person of interestKirby Puckett

2006 Kirby Puckett, American MLB player (Minnesota Twins), dies of a stroke at 45

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett
  • 2010 Endurance Idahor, Nigerian footballer (b. 1984)
  • 2013 Sabine Bischoff, German fencer (Olympic gold 1984), dies at 54
  • 2014 Ron Murphy, Canadian NHL player, dies at 80
  • 2020 Henri Richard, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (record 11 Stanley Cups; 9 x NHL All Star; Montreal Canadiens), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 84