On This Day

Deaths in Sport on September 11

  • 1948 Albert Powell, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1898-99), dies
  • 1950 S M H Colah, cricketer (69 runs in India's 1st 2 tests 1932-33), dies
  • 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, racing Driver, dies at 33
  • 1999 Gonzalo Rodriguez, Uruguayan auto racing driver (b. 1972)
  • 2001 Garnet Bailey, Canadian ice hockey player and executive, dies at 53
  • 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