On This Day

Deaths in Sport on September 8

  • 1980 Bruce Dooland, Australian cricket all-rounder (3 Tests; Nottinghamshire; Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1955), dies at 56
  • 1983 Antonin Magne, French bicylist (won Tour de France 1931, 34), dies
  • 1984 Frank Lowson, England cricketer and batsman (7 Tests), dies at 59
  • 1993 Lorin "Whitey" Harrison, surfer, dies of a heart attack at 80
  • 1994 Rex Alston, English sports broadcaster and author (BBC radio), dies at 93
  • 2002 Laurie Williams, West Indian cricketer (West Indian ODI all-rounder v NZ 1996), dies at 33
  • 2003 Gulabrai Ramchand, Indian cricketer (valuable all-rounder in 33 Tests for India), dies at 76
  • 2005 Noel Cantwell, Irish cricketer and footballer (b. 1932)
  • 2006 Peter Brock, Australian racecar driver (b. 1945)
  • 2006 Erk Russell, American football coach (b. 1923)
  • 2008 Evan Tanner, UFC Champion
  • 2009 Raymond "Ray" Barrett, Australian actor (The Troubleshooters, Gillette Summer Sports Reel), dies at 82
  • 2015 Joaquín Andújar, Dominican professional baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), dies at 62