On This Day

Deaths in Sport on December 9

  • 1929 Willis Cuttell, cricketer (two Tests England v South Africa 1899), dies
  • 1930 Jim Slight, cricketer (represented Australia at Oval 1880), dies
  • 1933 Morice Bird, cricketer (scored 280 runs in 10 Tests for England), dies
  • 1948 Sir Timothy O'Brien, cricketer (Bart 5 Tests England 1884-96), dies
  • 1957 Carswell Adams, sportscaster (Your Sports Special), dies
  • 1965 Branch Rickey, American baseball executive (b. 1884)
  • 1974 George Carew, cricketer (4 Tests for WI between 1935 & 1949), dies
  • 1992 Carl Barger, baseball pres (Pittsburgh Pirates, Fla Marlins), dies at 62
  • 1993 Danny Blanchflower, North Ireland soccer/union coach, dies at 67
  • 1994 Alex Wilson, Canadian athlete (Olympic silver 800m, 2 x bronze 400m, 4x400m relay 1932), dies at 87

Person of interestArchie Moore

1998 Archie Moore, American light-heavyweight boxing champion (1952-60), dies at 84

Boxing Champion Archie Moore
Boxing Champion
Archie Moore
  • 2003 Norm Sloan, American basketball coach (b. 1926)
  • 2008 Ibrahim Dossey, Ghanaian football player (b. 1972)
  • 2012 Alexander Moulton, English engineer and bicycle designer (folding bicycle), dies at 92
  • 2015 Gheorghe Gruia, Romanian handball player, dies at 75