On This Day

Deaths in Sport on October 9

Person of interestGeorge Hainsworth

1950 George Hainsworth, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (first NHL goaltender to record 20 shutouts in one season; Montreal Canadiens), dies in a car accident at 55

NHL Goalie George Hainsworth
NHL Goalie
George Hainsworth
  • 1993 C. R. Rangachari, Indian cricketer (4 Tests for India), dies at 77
  • 1993 Geert de Vlaeminck, Belgian champion cyclist, dies at 26
  • 1994 Fred Lebow, US founder of New York Marathon, dies of cancer
  • 1994 Raich Carter, English soccer forward (13 caps; Sunderland, Derby County, Hull C) and manager (Hull C, Leeds, Mansfield Town, Middlesborough), dies from a stroke at 80
  • 1995 Lord Home of Hirsel, cricket (Middlesex player later British PM), dies
  • 1998 Ian Johnson CBE, Australian cricket spin bowler and captain (45 Tests; 109 wickets), dies at 80
  • 2002 Anwar Hussain, Pakistani cricketer (four Tests for Pakistan v India 1952-53), dies at 82
  • 2005 Tom Cheek, American sportscaster (Voice of the Toronto Blue Jays), dies at 66
  • 2006 Paul Hunter, English snooker player (Masters 2001, 02, 04), dies from neuroendocrine tumours at 27
  • 2008 Albert Hall, American hammer throw athlete, dies at 74
  • 2011 Pavel Karelin, Russian ski jumper (b. 1989)
  • 2016 Aaron Pryor, American welterweight boxing champion, dies of heart disease at 60
  • 2019 AndrĂ©s Gimeno, Spanish tennis player (French Open 1972), dies from cancer at 82