Deaths in Sport on May 9

  • 1915 Fran├žois Faber, Luxembourgian cyclist (Tour de France 1909), dies of gunshot wounds at 28
  • 1915 Anthony Wilding, New Zealand tennis player (Wimbledon 1910-13), dies on the Western Front at 31
  • 1927 Tommy Routledge, cricketer (4 Tests for South Africa 1892-96), dies
  • 1942 Graham McNamee, American early sportscaster (1st Rose Bowl), dies at 53
  • 1945 Clem Hill, cricketer (49 Tests for Australia 1896-1912), dies
  • 1957 Ezio F Pinza, Italian bass (Scale of Milan, NY Met Opera), dies
  • 1981 C E "Nip" Pellew, cricketer (10 Tests 484 runs at 37), dies
  • 1981 Ralph Allen, English footballer (b. 1906)
  • 1995 Percy Mansell, cricketer (355 runs in 13 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • 2002 Dan Devine, American football coach (b. 1924)
  • 2008 Jack Gibson, Australian rugby league footballer and coach (b. 1929)
  • 2009 Chuck Daly, American basketball coach (b. 1930)
  • 2011 Wouter Weylandt, Belgian cyclist (b. 1984)
  • 2013 Andrew Simpson, British sailor, dies after a yacht capsize at 36
  • 2014 Mel Patton, American sprinter, double Olympic champion, dies at 89
  • 2016 John Warr, English cricket bowler (avg 281) and president (MCC), dies at 88
  • 2018 Omar Daoud, Libyan footballer, dies in a traffic collision at 35