On This Day

Deaths in Sport on November 6

  • 1975 Annette Kellermann, Australian swimmer, silent-film actress (A Daughter of the Gods; Venus Of The South Seas), and author, dies at 87
  • 1978 Heiri Suter, Swiss cyclist, dies at 79
  • 1979 Chick Evans, American golfer (US Open 1916), dies at 89
  • 1996 Tommy Lawton, footballer, dies at 80
  • 1998 Marcel Gauthier [Sky Low Low], Canadian wrestler, dies at 70
  • 2003 Rie Mastenbroek, Dutch swimmer (3 x Olympic gold 1936), dies at 84
  • 2004 Johnny Warren, Australian soccer player, dies at 61
  • 2006 Federico (Fico) López, Puerto Rican basketball player, dies of a heart attack at 44
  • 2006 Francisco Fernández Ochoa, Spanish alpine skier (slalom Olympic Gold 1972), dies of cancer at 56
  • 2007 George Grljusich, Australian sports broadcaster, dies at 68
  • 2012 M-16 [Ernest Mateen], American cruiserweight boxing champion, dies at 46
  • 2013 Clarence "Ace" Parker, American NFL quarterback (Brooklyn, Boston Yanks), dies at 101