Deaths in Sport on May 6

  • 1949 Arthur Ochse, South African cricketer (10 wickets in 3 Tests for South Africa 1927-29), dies at 49
  • 1978 Ethelda Bleibtrey, US swimmer (Olympics 3 gold-1920), dies at 76
  • 1985 Pete Desjardins, American platform and springboard diver (Olympic gold 1928), dies at 78
  • 1991 Chucky Mullins, US soccer player, dies
  • 1992 Gaston Reiff, Belgian athlete (b. 1921)
  • 1995 Noel Brotherston, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1956)
  • 2002 Saleh Selim, Egyptian football player and 10th president of the Egyptian Al-Ahly Sporting Club, dies at 71
  • 2003 Art Houtteman, baseball player (b. 1927)
  • 2009 Kevin Grubb, former NASCAR driver (b. 1978)
  • 2010 Robin Roberts, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (won 28 consecutive complete games 1952-53), dies at 83
  • 2014 Jimmy Ellis, American boxer & WBA heavyweight champion, dies from dementia at 74
  • 2017 Steven Holcomb, American Bobsledder (Olympic gold 2010), dies at 37
  • 2018 Eric Geboers, Belgian motocross racer and five-time world champion, drowns at 55