On This Day

Deaths in Sport on September 15

  • 1924 Frank Chance, American baseball player, manager and "Tinkers to Evers to Chance", dies at 47
  • 1942 Joe Travers, cricketer (Australian SLA, in only Test innings), dies
  • 1964 Robert Dower, South African cricketer (1 Test South Africa v England 1898, scored 0 & 9), dies at 88
  • 1984 Jack Ikin, English cricketer (England opener 1946-55), dies at 66
  • 1989 Harry Cave, New Zealand cricketer (New Zealand captain 1955-56), dies at 66
  • 1993 Ethan Allen, American baseball center fielder (inventor Cadaco-Ellis board game All Star Baseball; Yale University), dies at 89
  • 1995 Gunnar Nordahl, Swedish soccer striker (33 caps; AC Milan; Olympic gold 1948), dies at 73
  • 2007 Colin Steele McRae, British rally driver, dies following a helicopter crash at 39
  • 2019 Mike Stefanik, American auto racer (9 NASCAR Modified Championships), dies in a plane crash at 61
  • 2020 Wang Zhiliang, Chinese table tennis player and coach (World Table Tennis C'ships gold, doubles 1963), dies from a stroke at 79
  • 2020 Sadashiv Patil, Indian cricket fast bowler (1 Test, 2 wickets; Maharashtra), dies at 86