Deaths in Sport on September 16

  • 1933 George Gore, American baseball player, dies at 79
  • 1951 Bill Klem, American Baseball HOF umpire (record 18 x World Series), dies at of a heart attack at 77
  • 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
  • 1961 Percy Chapman, English cricket batsman (26 Tests, captain 1926-31, 1 x 100; Kent CCC), dies after a fall at 61
  • 1978 Bill Foster, American Baseball HOF pitcher (NgL All-Star 1933, 34; NgL World Series 1926, 27; Chicago American Giants), dies at 74
  • 1993 Willie Mosconi, American pool player (World C'ship pocket billiards 1941-57), dies of a 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
  • 2013 Scott Adams, American NFL offensive linesman (Chicago Bears),, dies of a heart attack at 46

Bob ClearyBob Cleary (1936-2015)

American US Hockey HOF center (Olympic gold 1960; Harvard University), dies at 79

  • 2020 Jack Kelley, American collegiate, WHA, and NHL ice hockey coach, and executive (Colby College coach, 1955-62; Boston University coach, 1962-72; New England Whalers, coach and general manager, 1972-81; Pittsburgh Penquins president, 1993-2001), dies at 93
  • 2021 Boet van Dulmen, Dutch motorcycle racer (84 starts, 1 win, 4 podiums,1 pole; Finnish 500cc GP 1979), dies in a road accident at 73
  • 2021 Dušan Ivković, Serbian basketball point guard (Radnički Belgrade) and coach (Yugoslavia 1987-95; Serbia 2008-13; FIBA HOF), dies from pulmonary edema and herpes at 77
  • 2022 Luciano Vassallo, Eritrean soccer midfielder (104 caps Ethiopia; Cotton Factory Club 1960-73) and manager (Ethiopia, Cotton FC), dies at 87