Deaths in Sport on May 5

  • 1931 Glen Kidston, British aviator and racing driver (b. 1899)
  • 1947 Ty LaForest, Canadian baseball player (b. 1917)

Person of interestLeo Diegel

1951 Leo Diegel, American golfer, dies of throat and lung cancer at 52

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Leo Diegel
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Leo Diegel
  • 1962 Ernest Tyldesley, English cricketer (990 runs in 14 Tests for England), dies at 73
  • 1978 Alfred (Harold] Gilligan, English cricketer (4 Tests for England), dies at 81
  • 1989 Frank Easton, cricket wicketkeeper (NSW 1933-39), dies
  • 1995 Mikhail Botvinnik, Russian influential world chess champion, dies at 83
  • 1996 Beryl Burton, cyclist, dies at 58
  • 2000 Gino Bartali, Italian cyclist (Tour de France 1938), dies at 85
  • 2011 Yosef Merimovich, Israeli football player and manager (b. 1924)
  • 2017 Adolph Kiefer, American swimmer (Olympic gold 100m backstroke 1936), dies at 98