On This Day

Deaths in Sport on September 20

  • 1931 Sam Morris, Australian cricket all-rounder (1 Test; 1st black & of West Indian origin to rep. Australia in a Test; Victoria CA), dies at 76
  • 1989 Richie Ginther, American racing driver, dies from a heart attack at 59
  • 1992 K W Stackpole, cricketer (good Victorian batsman), dies
  • 1993 Loan Volkerijk, Dutch baseball coach (ADO), dies at 65
  • 1995 Walter Haas Jr., American businessman & sports team owner (Levi Strauss & Co, Oakland A's), dies of prostate cancer at 79
  • 1999 Robert Lebel, French Canadian ice hockey executive, dies at 93
  • 2004 Brian Clough, English footballer and football manager, dies of cancer at 69
  • 2007 Johnny Gavin, Irish soccer winger (7 caps Rep. Ireland; Norwich City 312 games), dies at 79
  • 2010 Kenny McKinley, American football player (b. 1987)
  • 2014 Rob Bironas, American football placekicker, 2005-13 (Tennessee Titans), dies in a car crash while intoxicated at 36
  • 2019 Howard Cassady, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1955, Ohio State; NFL C'ship 1957, Detroit Lions), dies at 85
  • 2020 Garland F. Pinholster, American college basketball coach (USA: gold Pan American Games 1963; Oglethorpe University 1956-66), dies at 92
  • 2021 Billy Maxwell, American golfer (US Amateur C'ship 1951; Ryder Cup 1963; 7 x PGA Tour wins), dies at 92
  • 2021 Jan Jindra, Czech rower (Olympic gold Coxed four 1952, bronze Eight 1960), dies at 89