Deaths in Sport on September 3

  • 1876 Nicholas Wanostrocht [Felix], English amateur cricket batsman (Kent CCC, Surry CCC) and author (Felix on the Bat), dies at 71
  • 1969 John Lester, American cricket all-rounder (Gentlemen of Philadelphia CC), dies at 98

Vince Lombardi

1970 Vince Lombardi, American Pro Football Hall of Fame coach (Green Bay Packers 1959-67; NFL Coach of the Year 1959, 61; Super Bowl 1967, 68), dies at 57

  • 1971 Percy Holmes, English cricket batsman (7 Tests; Yorkshire CCC), dies at 84
  • 1988 Riccardo Torriani, Swiss ice hockey player, luger (Olympic bronze 1928, 48; took the Olympic oath 1948), dies at 76
  • 1989 Gaetano Scirea, Italian soccer defender (78 caps, FIFA World Cup 1982; Juventus 377 games), dies in a car accident at 36
  • 1989 Rip Sewell, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1943–46; NL wins leader 1943; Pittsburgh Pirates 1938–49), dies at 82
  • 1994 Billy Wright, English soccer defender (105 caps, captain x 90; Wolverhampton Wanderers 490 games) and manager (Arsenal 1962-66), dies at 70
  • 1995 Alec Brown, English snooker player (Daily Mail Gold Cup 1939, 40; News of the World 1951), dies at 87
  • 2002 Len Wilkinson, English cricket spin bowler (3 Tests, 7 wickets; Lancashire CCC), dies at 85
  • 2013 Don Meineke, American basketball forward (NBA Rookie of the Year 1953; Fort Wayne Pistons, Rochester/Cincinnati Royals), dies at 82
  • 2017 Sugar Ramos [Ultiminio Ramos], Cuban-Mexican boxer (World Featherweight champion 1963-64), dies at 75
  • 2020 Dito, Portuguese soccer defender (17 caps; Braga, Benfica, Vitória Setúbal) and manager (Portimonense, Moreirense), dies from a heart attack at 58
  • 2021 John Watkins, South African cricket all-rounder (15 Tests, 29 wickets, 3 x 50s; Natal), dies from COVID-19 at 98