Deaths in Sport on September 11

  • 1948 Albert Powell, South African cricketer and Rugby player (one Test South Africa v England 1898-99), dies at 75
  • 1950 Sorabji Colah, Indian cricketer (69 runs in India's 1st 2 tests 1932-33), dies at 47
  • 1968 Tommy Armour, Scottish-American golfer (US Open 1927, PGA 1930, British Open 1931), dies at 71
  • 1978 Mike Gazella, American baseball player (NY Yankees), dies at 82
  • 1992 Frank McKinney, American swimmer (Olympic gold 4x100m medley), dies in a mid-air collision between 2 aircraft at 53
  • 1995 Keith Odor, British racing driver, dies during a touring car race at 33
  • 1999 Gonzalo Rodriguez, Uruguayan auto racing driver (b. 1972)

Johnny UnitasJohnny Unitas (1933-2002)

American NFL quarterback (Baltimore Colts, San Diego Chargers); one of the greats, dies of a heart attack at 69

  • 2005 Chris Schenkel, American sportscaster (Monday Night Fights), dies at 82
  • 2007 Ian Porterfield, Manager of Armenia National Football Club (b. 1946)
  • 2011 Christian Bakkerud, Danish racing driver (b. 1984)
  • 2012 Sergio Livingstone, Chilean football player and journalist, dies from natural causes at 92
  • 2018 Jim Houston, American College Football Hall of Fame linebacker (Ohio State; Pro Bowl 1964-65, 69-70; Cleveland Browns), dies of dementia and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 80
  • 2020 Nadhim Shaker, Iraqi soccer defender (57 caps; Al-Tayaran) and coach (Iraq), dies from COVID-19 at 61
  • 2020 Sonny Allen, American basketball coach (ODU, Southern Methodist University, University of Nevada, Reno; WNBA Sacramento Monarchs), dies of Parkinson's Disease at 84
  • 2021 Mick Tingelhoff, American Pro Football HOF center (6 × Pro Bowl; 5 × First-team All-Pro; Minnesota Vikings), dies at 81