Deaths in Sport on November 9

  • 1929 Nicolaas Theunissen, South African cricket break bowler (2nd Test 1889), dies
  • 1944 Frank Marshall, American chess player (US Champion 1909-36), dies at 67
  • 1957 Peter O'Connor, Irish athlete (1st recognised world long jump record 1901), dies at 85
  • 1968 Wally Grout, Australian cricket wicketkeeper (51 Tests, 187 dismissals, 3 x 50s), dies from a heart attack at 41
  • 1977 Fred Haney, American MLB baseball player, 1922-29 (Detroit Tigers and 3 other teams), manager, 1939-41 and 1953-59 (Milwaukee Braves and 2 other teams), and executive, 1961-68 (Los Angeles Angels), dies of a heart attack 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
  • 2008 Edwin Charles "Preacher" Roe, American baseball pitcher (Brooklyn Dodgers), dies at 92
  • 2011 Roger Christian, American ice hockey left wing (Olympic gold 1960; Christian Brother's Hockey Sticks), dies at 75
  • 2018 Ken Howell, American baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies), dies at 57
  • 2020 Fernando Atzori, Italian boxer (Olympic gold flyweight 1964), dies at 78
  • 2020 Tom Heinsohn, American NBA star, coach (Boston Celtics) and broadcaster, dies at 86
  • 2022 Einārs Gņedojs, Latvian soccer defender (18 caps; FK Zvejnieks Liepāja, FC Skonto Rīga), dies at 57
  • 2022 Roland Guillas, French soccer midfielder (9 caps; ASSE Saint-Étienne, FC Grenoble, FC Rouen, FC Bordeaux, FC Lorient), dies at 86