On This Day

Deaths in Sport on September 3

  • 1876 Nicholas "Felix" Wanostrocht, English amateur cricket batsman (Kent, Surry), dies at 71
  • 1951 Arnold Warren, cricketer (only Test for England), dies
  • 1969 John Lester, American cricketer, dies at 98

Person of interestVince Lombardi

1970 Vince Lombardi, American football coach (Green Bay Packers), 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