On This Day

Deaths in Sport on September 16

  • 1933 George Gore, American baseball player, dies at 79
  • 1956 Shorty Ray, American football player and supervisor of NFL officials, dies at 71
  • 1961 A P F Chapman, cricketer (26 Tests for England), dies
  • 1993 Willie Mosconi, American pool player (World C'ship pocket billiards 1941-57), dies of heart attack at 80
  • 1994 Johnny Berry, English soccer right winger (4 caps; Manchester United, Birmingham City), dies from cancer at 68
  • 2006 Floyd Curry, Canadian ice hockey right wing (Stanley Cup 1953, 56-58; Montreal Canadiens), dies at 81
  • 2009 Myles Brand, American sports administrator (4th NCAA President), dies of pancreatic cancer at 67

Person of interestBob Cleary

2015 Bob Cleary, American ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1960), dies at 79

Ice Hockey Player Bob Cleary
Ice Hockey Player
Bob Cleary
  • 2020 Jack Kelley, American ice hockey coach (Colby College; Boston University 1962-72; NE Whalers), dies at 93