Deaths in Sport on May 7

  • 1915 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Sr., American businessman and sportsman (New York Central Railway), dies aboard the RMS Lusitania during World War I at 37
  • 1946 Joe Humphries, cricket wicket keeper (3 Tests for England 1907-08), dies
  • 1953 Ormy Pearse, South African cricketer (55 runs & 3 wkts in 3 Tests for S Af), dies at 68
  • 1967 Lorenzo Bandini, Italian Formula One driver (b. 1935)
  • 2001 Simon SlĂ„ttvik, Norwegian cross country ski jumper (Olympic gold 1952), dies at 83
  • 2002 Seattle Slew, American racehorse (b. 1974)
  • 2005 Tristan Egolf, American writer (b. 1971)
  • 2005 Otilino Tenorio, Ecuadorian footballer (b. 1980)
  • 2007 Diego Corrales, American boxer (b. 1977)

Person of interestSeve Ballesteros

2011 Seve Ballesteros, Spanish golfer (British Open 1979, 84, 88), dies of brain cancer at 54

Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner
Seve Ballesteros
  • 2013 George Sauer, Jr., American football player, dies from heart failure at 69