On This Day

Deaths in Sport on November 9

  • 1929 Nicolaas Theunissen, South African cricket break bowler (2nd Test 1889), dies
  • 1944 Frank Marshall, American chess player (b. 1877)
  • 1957 Peter O'Connor, Irish athlete (1st recognised world long jump record), dies at 85
  • 1968 Wally Grout, cricketer (successful Australian WK before Marsh), dies
  • 1977 Fred Haney, American baseball player, dies at 81
  • 1988 David Bauer, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame player and builder (priest, school coach; National Team manager), dies at 64
  • 1997 Helenio Herrera, French football player and coach (b. 1910)
  • 2001 Denis Atkinson, West Indian cricketer (WI all-rounder, 219 v Australia 1955), dies at 75
  • 2011 Roger Christian, American ice hockey left wing (Olympic gold 1960; Christian Brother's Hockey Sticks), dies at 75