On This Day

Deaths in Sport on October 8

  • 1936 Red Ames, American baseball player (NY Giants), dies at 54
  • 1952 Joe Adams, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 74
  • 1978 Jim Gilliam, coach (LA Dodgers), dies at 49
  • 1986 Walter Burkemo, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1953), dies at 67
  • 1997 Robin Lee, American figure skater, dies at 77
  • 1999 John McLendon, American basketball coach (b. 1915)
  • 2002 Jacques Richard, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1952)

Person of interestAl Davis

2011 Al Davis, American football executive, dies at 82

American Football Coach and Executive Al Davis
American Football Coach and Executive
Al Davis
  • 2013 Andy Pafko, American baseball player, dies at 92
  • 2017 Y. A. Tittle, American NFL quarterback (Baltimore, San Francisco, NY Giants, MVP 1963), dies at 90