On This Day

Deaths in Sport on January 9

  • 1904 Alfred Richard, cricketer (6 & 0 in only Test for S Af 1895-96), dies
  • 1931 Wayne Munn, wrestler (b. 1896)
  • 1933 Daphne Akhurst Cozens, Australian tennis player (5-time Australasian C'ship winner), dies of ectopic pregnancy at 29
  • 1946 Dimitrios Golemis, Greek athlete (b. 1874)
  • 1949 Tom Longboat, Canadian athlete (Boston Marathon 1907 record time 2:24:24), dies at 61
  • 1968 Kokichi Tsuburaya, Japanese marathoner (Olympic bronze 1964), commits suicide
  • 1971 Elmer Flick, baseball player (b. 1876)
  • 1978 Eddie Gilbert, cricket (Aboriginal Qld quick got Don for a duck), dies
  • 1983 Stan Spence, American baseball center fielder (MLB All-Star 1942, 44, 46, 47; Boston Red Sox, Washington Senators, St. Louis Browns), dies from emphysema at 67
  • 1985 Don Brennan, cricket wicket-keeper (England in 2 Tests 1951), dies
  • 1989 Bill Terry, American baseball player, dies at 90
  • 1990 Spud Chandler, American baseball player (AL MVP 1943), dies at 82
  • 1993 Alois Brunner, German/Syrian commandant of KZ-Lower Drancy, dies
  • 1999 Jim Peters, English long-distance runner who was 1st to complete a marathon in under 2 hours 20 minutes, dies at 80
  • 2003 Will McDonough, American sports journalist (b. 1935)
  • 2004 Yinka Dare, Nigerian NBA center (NJ Nets), dies at 31
  • 2006 Andy Caldecott, Australian motorcycle racer (b. 1964)
  • 2007 Elmer Symons, South African motorcycle racer (b. 1977)
  • 2010 Vimcy, Sports writer (b. 1925)
  • 2012 Brian Curvis, British boxer and 1960 welterweight champion, dies from leukemia at 74
  • 2018 Tommy Lawrence, Scottish football player and goalkeeper (Liverpool, Tranmere Rovers), dies at 77
  • 2020 Pete Dye, American golf course designer (TPC at Sawgrass, Crooked Stick, Oakwood CC), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 94
  • 2021 Vivalyn Latty-Scott, West Indian women's cricket all-rounder (10 Tests, 25 wickets; Jamaica), dies at 82