On This Day

Deaths in Sport on November 5

  • 1951 Reggie Walker, South African athlete (Olympic gold 100m 1908), dies at 62
  • 1971 Sam Jones, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1955, 59; no-hitter 1955; Chicago Cubs), dies of neck cancer at 45
  • 1975 Annette Kellerman, swimmer (Million Dollar Mermaid), dies at 87
  • 1992 Arpad Elo, Hungarian physicist (chess classification system), dies at 89
  • 2006 LaMar Clark, American boxer (record most consecutive knockouts 44, including unsanctioned bouts), dies at 71