Deaths in Sport on May 6

  • 1949 A L Ochse, cricketer (10 wickets in 3 Tests for South Africa 1927-29), dies
  • 1978 Ethelda Bleibtrey, US swimmer (Olympics 3 gold-1920), dies at 76
  • 1991 Chucky Mullins, US soccer player, dies
  • 1992 Gaston Reiff, Belgian athlete (b. 1921)
  • 1995 Noel Brotherston, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1956)
  • 2003 Art Houtteman, baseball player (b. 1927)
  • 2009 Kevin Grubb, former NASCAR driver (b. 1978)
  • 2010 Robin Roberts, American baseball player (b. 1926)
  • 2014 Jimmy Ellis, American boxer & WBA heavyweight champion, dies from dementia at 74
  • 2017 Steven Holcomb, American Bobsledder (Olympic gold 2010), dies at 37