On This Day

Deaths in Sport on March 9

  • 1916 Kenneth Hutchings, English cricketer (exciting England batsman, WWI), dies fighting at the Battle of the Somme at 33
  • 1943 Oskar Hêks, Czech marathon runner/antifascist, dies in Auschwitz
  • 1947 Stanley Jackson, English cricketer (20 Tests for England 1893-1905), dies at 76
  • 1966 Pablo Birger, Argentine racing driver (b. 1924)
  • 1987 Bobby Locke, South African golfer (British Open 1949-50, 52, 57), dies of meningitis at 69
  • 1991 Jim Hardin, former Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves pitcher (b. 1943)
  • 1994 Eddie Creatchman, Canadian wrestler manager (b. 1928)
  • 1995 Ruud van den Hende, Dutch sports reporter, dies at 63
  • 2005 István Nyers, Hungarian footballer, dies at 80
  • 2005 Glenn Davis, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1946; National C'ship 1944, 45, 46; Army; NFL: LA Rams), dies of prostate cancer at 80
  • 2006 Dennis Brookes, English cricketer (one Test England v WI 1948, scored 10 & 7), dies at 90
  • 2007 Glen Harmon, Canadian ice hockey defenceman (Stanley Cup 1944, 46: NHL All Star 1949, 50; Montreal Canadiens), dies at 86

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2010 Willie Davis, American MLB center fielder (LA Dodgers), dies at 69

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  • 2011 Inge Sørensen, Danish swimmer (youngest known female Olympic Games medalist in an individual event-Olympic 1936 bronze), dies at 86
  • 2016 Bill Wade, American NFL quarterback (Pro Bowl 1958, 63; LA Rams, Chicago Bears), dies at 85
  • 2019 Harry Howell, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman (NY Rangers 1952-69), dies of dementia at 86