On This Day

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 Leonard Hutton, cricketer (79 Tests for England, 6971 runs), dies
  • 1991 Bob Goldham, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1922)
  • 1992 Pat Harder, American NFL fullback (Cardinals, Lions), dies at 70
  • 1995 Buster Mathis, American heavyweight boxer, dies 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 Diane Leather, British athlete (first woman to run sub-5 minute mile), dies of a stroke at 85
  • 2019 Abdul Qadir, Pakistan cricket spin bowler (67 Tests; 236 wickets; best 9/56 1987), dies of cardiac arrest at 63