Deaths in Sport on October 31

  • 1917 Tibby Cotter, Australian cricketer and fast bowler (49 wickets for Australia) and member of the 12th Regiment who captured Beersheba in the world's last successful cavalry charge, dies at 33
  • 1972 Bill Durnan, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1916)

Person of interestGeorge Halas

1983 George Halas [Papa Bear], American NFL coach and pioneering owner of the Chicago Bears, dies of pancreatic cancer at 88

American Football Coach and Team Owner George Halas
American Football Coach and Team Owner
George Halas
  • 1985 Anton Christoforidis, Greek boxer (b. 1918)
  • 1998 Elmer Vasko, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1935)
  • 1999 Greg Moore, Canadian race car driver (b. 1975)
  • 2001 Art Wall Jr, American golfer (Masters 1959), dies of respiratory failure at 77
  • 2007 Ray Gravell, Welsh rugby union footballer (b. 1951)
  • 2010 Maurice Lucas, American basketball player (b. 1952)
  • 2011 Flórián Albert, Hungarian footballer (b. 1941)
  • 2012 Konstantin Vyrupayev, Soviet wrestler, dies at 82