On This Day

Deaths in Sport in September 1971

  • Sep 3 Percy Holmes, English cricket batsman (7 Tests; Yorkshire CCC), dies at 84
  • Sep 5 Ed Gordon Jr, American athlete (Olympic gold long jump 1932), dies at 63
  • Sep 5 George Trafton, American NFL center (Chicago Bears), dies at 74
  • Sep 14 Bill Copson, cricketer (England pace bowler before & after WW2), dies