On This Day

Deaths in Sport on September 3

  • 1876 Nicholas "Felix" Wanostrocht, English amateur cricket batsman (Kent, Surry), dies at 71
  • 1969 John Lester, American cricketer, dies at 98

Person of interestVince Lombardi

1970 Vince Lombardi, American Pro Football Hall of Fame coach (Green Bay Packers 1949-67; NFL Coach of the Year 1959, 61; Super Bowl 1967, 68), dies at 57

NFL Coach Vince Lombardi
NFL Coach
Vince Lombardi
  • 1971 Percy Holmes, English cricketer (Yorks opener, 7 Tests for Eng 1921-32), dies at 84
  • 1988 Riccardo Torriani, Swiss ice hockey player, luger (Olympic bronze 1928, 48; took the Olympic oath 1948), dies at 76
  • 1989 Rip Sewell, American baseball player, dies at 82
  • 1994 Billy Wright, English soccer player (World Champion 1950), dies at 70
  • 1995 Alex Brown, English snooker player, dies at 87
  • 2002 Len Wilkinson, English cricketer (England leg-spinner just before WW II), dies at 85
  • 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