Deaths in Sport on September 6

  • 1938 John Stuart Hindmarsh, British racing driver and aviator (b. 1907)
  • 1962 Seiichiro Kashio, Japanese tennis player (b. 1892)
  • 1969 Arthur Friedenreich, Brazilian football player, dies at 77
  • 1970 Gerard Smithson, cricketer (Eng batsman against W Indies 1948), dies
  • 1978 Adolf Dassler, German entrepreneur (founder sportswear company Adidas), dies at 78
  • 1990 Len Hutton, English cricket batsman (79 Tests, 19 x 100, HS 364, BA 56.67; Yorkshire CCC), dies at 74
  • 1991 Bob Goldham, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1922)
  • 1992 Pat Harder, American NFL fullback (Cardinals, Lions), dies at 70
  • 1995 Buster Mathis, American boxer (World Super Heavyweight title 1972), dies from heart failure at 52
  • 1999 René Lecavalier, French Canadian sportscaster (b. 1918)
  • 2008 Sören Nordin, Swedish harness racing driver and trainer (b. 1917)
  • 2012 Art Modell [Arthur Bertram], American businessman (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, Modells Stores), dies from heart failure at 87 (b. 1925)
  • 2017 Jim McDaniels, American basketball forward (All American 1971; Western Kentucky Uni; No. 1 overall pick ABA Draft 1971; ABA All-Star 1972; Carolina Cougars), dies from diabetes complications at 69
  • 2018 Alan Oakman, English cricket all-rounder (2 Tests; Sussex CCC), dies at 88
  • 2018 Diane Leather, British athlete (first woman to run sub-5 minute mile), dies of a stroke at 85

Abdul QadirAbdul Qadir (1955-2019)

Pakistani cricket spin bowler (67 Tests; 236 wickets; best 9/56 1987), dies of cardiac arrest at 63

  • 2020 Lou Brock, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (6 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1964, 67; 8 × NL stolen base leader; St Louis Cardinals), dies from multiple myeloma at 81
  • 2020 Tom Jernstedt, American Basketball Hall of Fame administrator (NCAA 1972-2010), dies at 75
  • 2021 Jean-Pierre Adams, French soccer centre-back (22 caps; Nîmes, Nice, Paris Saint-Germain), dies after 39 years in a coma at 73
  • 2022 Dan Schachte, American ice hockey linesman (Canada Cup 1991; World Cup of Hockey 1996; Winter Olympics 2002; Stanley Cup Finals 1997, 98, 2000, 01, 02), dies from diabetes complications at 64
  • 2022 Guy Morriss, American football coach (Kentucky, Baylor, Texas A&M–Commerce) and guard (Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 71