Deaths in Sport on October 6

  • 1964 F T Mann, cricketer (father of F G, 281 runs in 5 Tests 1922-23), dies

Person of interestWalter Hagen

1969 Walter Hagen, American golfer (11 PGA Tour major wins), dies of throat cancer at 76

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • 1974 Helmuth Koinigg, Austrian Formula One driver (b. 1948)
  • 1980 Jean Robic, French cyclist (b. 1921)
  • 1992 Bill O'Reilly, cricketer (great leggie, 774 wickets at 16 60), dies
  • 1997 Johnny Vander Meer, American baseball player, dies at 82
  • 1998 Mark Belanger, American baseball player, dies at 54
  • 2001 Arne Harris, American television sports director (b. 1934)
  • 2006 Puck Brouwer, Dutch athlete (b. 1930)

Person of interestBuck O'Neil

2006 Buck O'Neil, American baseball player (Kansas City Monarchs, 1st African-American coach in Major League Baseball), dies at 94

Baseball Player and Coach Buck O'Neil
Baseball Player and Coach
Buck O'Neil
  • 2006 Valentin Muratov, Russian gymnast (4 gold, 1 silver medals 1952, 1956 Olympics), dies at 78
  • 2015 Sandra Spuzich, American golfer (US Open 1966), dies of leukemia at 78