Deaths in Sport on September 5

  • 1931 John Thomson, football player who died in an accidental collision during a match (b. 1909)
  • 1945 Clem Hill, Australian cricket batsman and captain (49 Tests, 7 x 100, HS 191; South Australia CA), dies in a traffic accident at 68
  • 1961 Ernest Bock, cricketer (Test for South Africa, 1935), dies
  • 1966 Dezső Lauber, Hungarian athlete (b. 1879)
  • 1970 Jochen Rindt, Austrian auto racer (posthumous World F1 title 1970), dies of throat injuries in practice accident at 28
  • 1971 Ed Gordon Jr, American athlete (Olympic gold long jump 1932), dies at 63
  • 1971 George Trafton, American NFL center (Chicago Bears), dies at 74
  • 1972 Alan Kippax, Australian cricket batsman (22 Tests, 2 x 100, 8 x 50, HS 145; NSW CA), dies at 75
  • 1972 Mosje Weinberg, Israeli olympic wrestling coach, murdered
  • 1973 Jack Fournier, American baseball player, 1912-27 (White Sox; Cardinals; Brooklyn Robins), dies at 83
  • 1976 A E R Gilligan, cricketer (11 Tests for England 1922-25), dies
  • 1987 Bill Bowes, English cricketer (Bodyline bowler, 68 wkts for England), dies at 79
  • 1992 Billy Herman, American Baseball HOF second baseman (10 x MLB All Star; Brooklyn Dodgers, Chicago Cubs), dies from cancer at 83
  • 1996 Richard Clement Charles Thomas, rugby intl/journalist, dies at 67
  • 2000 Roy Fredericks, West Indian cricket batsman (59 Tests @ 42.49, 8 x 100s; British Guyana, Glamorgan CCC), dies at 57
  • 2001 Heywood Hale Broun, American TV commentator and sports correspondent, dies at 83
  • 2010 Shoya Tomizawa Japanese MotoGP Racer (b. 1990)
  • 2013 Willie Frazier, American football tight end (AFL All-Star 1965, 67, 69; All-Pro 1965; Houston Oilers, San Diego Chargers), dies at 71
  • 2015 Patricia Canning Todd, American tennis player, dies at 93
  • 2021 Ivan Patzaichin, Romanian canoeist (Olympic gold C-2 1000m 1968, 80, 84; C-1 1000m 1972; World C'ship gold x 8), dies from lung cancer at 71
  • 2022 Hans Eder, German soccer defender (Hertha BSC) and manager (Hertha BSC 1974, 79, 85), dies at 87
  • 2022 Mark Littell, American MLB pitcher, 1973-82 (Kansas City Royals, St. Louis Cardinals), writer, and inventor, dies following heart surgery at 69