Deaths in Sport on October 1

  • 1936 Oscar DaCosta, cricketer (WI all-rounder in 5 Tests 30-35), dies at 28
  • 1956 Stan Ockers, Belgian world champ cyclist (1955), dies at 36
  • 1970 Raoul Riganti, Argentine racing driver (b. 1893)
  • 1984 Walter Alston, Baseball manager (LA Dodgers), dies at 72
  • 2006 AndrĂ© Viger, French Canadian wheelchair marathoner (b. 1952)
  • 2007 Al Oerter, American discus thrower (Olympic gold 1956, 60, 64, 68), dies aged 71
  • 2009 V. M. Muddiah, Indian cricketer (Indian off-spinner in 2 Tests 1959-61), dies at 80
  • 2010 Ian Buxton, English footballer and cricketer (b. 1938)
  • 2011 Sven Tumba, Swedish ice hockey and golfer (b. 1931)