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Year 1924 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 10th Rose Bowl: Washington ties Navy, 14-14

Olympic Games1st Winter Olympics

Jan 25 1st Winter Olympic Games open in Chamonix, France
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Einar Landvik, Nordic skiier from Norway, competes in the first-ever Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France, 1924
Einar Landvik, Nordic skiier from Norway, competes in the first-ever Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France, 1924
  • Jan 26 American skater Charles Jewtraw claims the first ever Winter Olympic gold medal; wins 500m speed skating event in 44.0s at the Chamonix Games in France
  • Jan 26 Australasian Championships Women's Tennis, Melbourne: All-Australian final; Sylvia Lance Harper beats Esna Boyd Robertson 6-3, 3-6, 8-6
  • Jan 26 Australasian Championships Men's Tennis. Melbourne: James Anderson wins 2nd of 3 Australasian titles; beats fellow Australian Richard Schlesinger 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 5-7, 6-3
  • Jan 26 Clas Thunberg of Finland claims his first of 4 gold medals when he wins the 5,000m speed skating in 2:20.8 at the Chamonix Winter Olympics
  • Jan 27 Clas Thunberg of Finland claims 3 gold medals in one day when he wins the 1,500m, 10,000m and all-round speed skating events at the Chamonix Winter Olympics; won 5,000m the day before
  • Jan 29 Swiss team of Denis Vaucher (C), Alfred Aufdenblatten, Antoine Julen & Alfons Julen win the military patrol gold medal at the Chamonix Winter Olympics; first version of the biathlon
  • Jan 30 Gillis Grafström of Sweden wins men's figure skating gold medal at the Chamonix Winter Olympics; first to successfully defend his Summer Olympic title (1920) at the Winter Games
  • Jan 30 Great Britain clinch inaugural Olympic curling gold medal with a 46-4 win over France at the Chamonix Games
  • Jan 30 Norway’s Thorleif Haug claims first of 3 gold medals at the Chamonix Winter Olympics; wins 50k cross country in a Norwegian sweep of the medals; also 18k and Nordic combined champion
  • Jan 31 Herma Szabo of Austria wins the ladies figure skating gold medal at the Chamonix Winter Olympics; only women's event at the Games
  • Jan 31 Austrians Helene Engelmann & Alfred Berger win the pairs skating gold medal at the Chamonix Winter Olympics; beat Finnish pair Ludowika Jakobsson & Walter Jakobsson by just 0.39 points
  • Feb 2 Norway’s Thorleif Haug takes the cross-country double at the Chamonix Winter Olympics when he wins the 18k event; Haug also 50k gold medalist
  • Feb 3 Canada beats United States, 6-1 to retain the Olympic ice hockey gold medal (won at 1920 Summer Games) at the Chamonix Games; Canadian LW Harry Watson top scores with 46 points
  • Feb 3 Switzerland claims the inaugural Olympic bobsleigh gold medal at the Chamonix Games, ahead of Great Britain and Belgium

  • Feb 4 Norway sweeps the medals in the Nordic combined event at the inaugural Chamonix Winter Olympics; Thorleif Haug wins his 3rd gold of the Games ahead of team mates Thoralf Strømstad & Johan Grøttumsbråten
  • Feb 4 Jacob Tullin Thams of Norway wins ski jumping gold at the Chamonix Winter Olympics; in 1936 he earns a silver medal in sailing at Berlin Summer Games
  • Feb 5 1st Winter Olympic Games close at Chamonix, France
  • Feb 10 Bucky Harris at 27, becomes youngest baseball manager (Washington Senators)
  • Feb 17 American swimmer Johnny Weissmuller sets 100m world freestyle record 57.4s at Miami, FL
  • Feb 25 Marie Boyd scores 156 points in Maryland HS basketball game (163-3)
  • Mar 11 NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens sweeps Ottawa Senators in 2 games
  • Mar 25 Stanley Cup Final, Ottawa Auditorium, Ottawa, ON: Montreal Canadiens (NHL) beat Calgary Tigers (WCHL), 3-0 for a 2-0 series sweep
  • Mar 28 83rd Grand National: Bob Trudgill wins aboard 25/1 shot Master Robert; last GN from a general riding start, now-familiar 'tape' introduced the following year.
  • Apr 10 Tubular steel golf club shafts approved for championship play
  • Apr 11 1st men's college swimming championships begin

Sport awardBoston Marathon

Apr 21 28th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar for the third consecutive year in 2:29:40.2; 4th race victory

Marathon Runner Clarence DeMar
Marathon Runner
Clarence DeMar
  • Apr 27 Antwerp soccer tie Belgium-Netherlands 1-1
  • May 4 VIII Summer Olympic Games open at Olympic Stadium of Colombes, Paris, France
  • May 12 49th Preakness: John Merimee aboard Nellie Morse wins in 1:57.2
  • May 17 50th Kentucky Derby: John Mooney aboard Black Gold wins in 2:05.2
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Lora L. Corum/Joe Boyer wins in 5:05:23.595 (158.092 km/h)

Sport awardUS Golf Open

Jun 6 US Open Men's Golf, Oakland Hills CC: Unknown Englishman Cyril Walker wins his only major title, 3 strokes ahead of runner-up and defending champion Bobby Jones

Golfer Bobby Jones
Golfer
Bobby Jones
  • Jun 7 56th Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Mad Play wins in 2:18.8
  • Jun 14 Test Cricket debuts of Herbert Sutcliffe & Maurice Tate v South Africa

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Jun 19 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 1500m (3:52.6)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

Jun 27 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: American Walter Hagen wins his 2nd Open Championships, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Ernest Whitcombe

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • Jun 28 Test cricket umpire debut for Frank Chester, v South Africa at Lord's
  • Jul 4 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Kitty McKane of England beats American Helen Wills 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 for her 1st of 2 Wimbledon singles titles
  • Jul 5 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In the first all-French final Jean Borotra beats René Lacoste 6-1, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-4
  • Jul 7 American Robert LeGendre sets then long jump world record at 25' 5½" in Paris, France
  • Jul 13 Albin Stenroos wins Olympic marathon (2:41:22.6)
  • Jul 16 NY Giants George Kelly is 1st to hit HRs in 6 cons games
  • Jul 17 St Louis Card Jesse Haines no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0
  • Jul 20 18th Tour de France won by Ottavio Bottecchia of Italy
  • Jul 27 VIII Summer Olympic Games close in Paris, France
  • Jul 29 Paul Runyan wins PGA golf championship
  • Aug 1 Brooklyn pitcher Dazzy Vance strikes out a MLB record 7 consecutive batters as the Robins beat Cubs, 4-0
  • Aug 2 A's 1st baseman Joe Hauser sets AL record of 14 total bases in a game from 3 HRs and a double
  • Aug 3 Dutch track cyclist Piet Moeskops wins his 4th consecutive UCI world sprint championship in Paris

Sport awardUS Open Women's Tennis

Aug 16 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Defending champion Helen Wills Moody beats 7-time winner Molla Bjurstedt Mallory 6-1, 6-3

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 25 Wash Senator Walter Johnson 2nd no-hitter beats Browns, 2-0 in 7 inn

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Aug 31 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10,000m (30:06.2)
  • Sep 2 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills NY: Bill Tilden wins 5th straight US singles title; beats Bill Johnston for 3rd consecutive year 6-1, 9-7, 6-2
  • Sep 10 Giants rip Braves 22-1, Frisch goes 6-for-6 before grounding out
  • Sep 13 19th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Philadelphia (5-0)
  • Sep 14 Walter Johnson selected as the American League MVP
  • Sep 20 PGA Championship Men's Golf, French Lick CC: 1921 champion Walter Hagen beats Englishman Jim Barnes 2-up in the final
  • Sep 20 Carl Mays is 1st pitcher to win 20 games seasons for 3 different teams
  • Sep 20 Cub's Grover Cleveland Alexander beats NY Giants to win 300th game
  • Oct 1 Finnish distance runner Paavo Nurmi runs world record 4 mile (19:15.4) & 5 mile (24:06.2)at Vilpuri, Russia
  • Oct 1 MLB Commissioner Kenesaw Landis bans NY Giants outfielder Jimmy O'Connell & coach Cozy Dolan from World Series after they attempt to bribe Phillies shortstop Heinie Sand
  • Oct 4 New York Giants became first team to play in 4 consecutive World Series; win Game 1, 4-3 at Griffith Field; lose series, 4-3 in manager John McGraw's 9th and final WS appearance
  • Oct 10 Washington Senators win their 1st World Series beat Giants in 7

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 18 Harold "Red" Grange, finest collegiate football game (4 long TD runs)

NFL Legend Red Grange
NFL Legend
Red Grange
  • Oct 20 1st Negro League World Series: KC Monarchs shuts out Hilldales, 5-0
  • Oct 28 White Sox beat NY Giants 8-4 in Dublin, less than 20 fans attend
  • Nov 1 Boston Bruins officially join the NHL, becoming the first United States based team to enter the League; Montreal Maroons also join NHL, but only last until 1938
  • Nov 4 California legalizes professional boxing (illegal since 1914)
  • Nov 16 Cleveland Bulldogs (formerly Canton) lose to Frankford Yellowjackets, ends 31-game undefeated streak (NFL & major-league football record)
  • Nov 29 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Queen's University wins 3rd straight Championship; defeat Toronto Balmy Beach, 11-3
  • Nov 29 NHL's Montreal Forum opens
  • Nov 30 National Football League Championship: Cleveland Bulldogs (7-1-1) [formerly Canton] win first past the post title
  • Dec 1 The Boston Bruins beat fellow expansion Montreal Maroons, 2-1 at Boston Arena; first NHL game to be played in the United States
  • Dec 5 Hamilton Tiger Red Green scores 5 goals to beat Tor Maple Leafs 10-5
  • Dec 10 Agreement reached on permanent rotation of World Series with each league, getting games 1, 2, 6, 7 in alternating years
  • Dec 17 The Hamilton Tigers and Ottawa Senators battle out the first scoreless game in NHL history; Jake Forbes (Hamilton) and Alex Connell (Ottawa) each record shutouts
  • Dec 19 Test Cricket debut of Bill Ponsford, who scored 110 in 1st innings
  • Dec 22 Babe Dye of NHL's Toronto St Patricks scores 5 goals beat Bruins 10-2

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 7 Pablo Birger, Argentine racing driver (d. 1966)
  • Jan 12 Olivier Gendebien, Belgian auto racer (24 hours of Le Mans 1958, 60-62), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1998)
  • Jan 25 Lou Groza, American football placekicker & offensive tackle (Cleveland Browns), born in Martins Ferry, Ohio (d. 2000)
  • Feb 1 Emmanuel Scheffer, Israeli soccer coach (Israel 1968–70, 78–79; only World Cup appearance 1970), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2012)
  • Feb 6 Billy Wright, English football player, born in Ironbridge, United Kingdom (d. 1994)
  • Feb 8 Joe Black, baseball player
  • Feb 10 Bud Poile, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Fort William, Ontario (d. 2005)
  • Feb 11 Budge Patty, American tennis player (French C'ship, Wimbledon 1950), born in Fort Smith, Arkansas
  • Feb 19 Bruce Norris, American Hockey Hall of Fame executive (owner Detroit Red Wings 1952-82), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • Feb 19 David Bronstein, Ukrainian chess player (d. 2006)
  • Feb 27 Norman Marshall, cricketer (brother of Roy, one Test for WI 1955)
  • Feb 29 Al Rosen, American baseball third baseman (MLB All-Star 1952–55; World Series 1948; AL MVP 1953; Cleveland Indians) and executive (NL Executive of the Year 1989), born in Spartanburg, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • Mar 9 George Haines, American swimming coach (7 x US Olympic teams), born in Huntington, Indiana (d.2006)
  • Mar 18 Madhussudan Rege, cricketer (15 runs in only Test India v WI 1948-49)
  • Apr 2 Bobby Ávila, Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman (MLB All-Star 1952, 54, 55; AL batting champion 1954; Cleveland Indians), born in Veracruz City, Mexico (d. 2004)
  • Apr 2 Wallace "Bud" Smith, American boxer (World lightweight title 1955-56), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1973)

Person of interestGil Hodges

Apr 4 Gil Hodges, American baseball 1st baseman (8 x MLB All Star; Brooklyn / LA Dodgers; NY Mets; World Series 1955, 59, 69; Gold Glove Award 1957–59) and manager (Washington Senators, NY Mets), born in Princeton, Indiana (d. 1972)

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • Apr 12 Curtis Turner, American auto racer (184 NASCAR races over 17 years, 17 wins), born in Floyd, Virginia (d. 1970)
  • Apr 23 Chuck Harmon, American baseball player, born in Washington, Indiana
  • Apr 29 Al Balding, Canadian golfer (first Canadian to win PGA Tour event in US, 4-time winner), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2006)
  • May 3 Ken Tyrrell, English race driver and founder of Tyrrell Racing, born in East Horsley, Surrey, England (d. 2001)
  • May 11 Jackie Milburn, English soccer star (Newcastle United)
  • May 11 Tim Flock, American auto racer (Winston Cup 1952, 55), born in Fort Payne, Alabama (d. 1998)
  • May 15 Andrea Gyarmati, Hungary water polo player (Olympics, 1948-60), (d. 2013)
  • May 15 Don Kenyon, cricketer (England batsman in 8 Tests 1951-55)
  • May 18 Jack Whitaker, American sportscaster (ABC, CBS), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2019)
  • May 21 Jack Twyman, basketball player (Rochester/Cincinnati Royals), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • May 22 Wayne Mack, American sportscaster (New Orleans Saints, Tulane University) and actor (Storyville), born in Pekin, Illinois (d. 1993)
  • May 23 Clyde King, American baseball pitcher, coach, manager and executive (Brooklyn Dodgers; New York Yankees), born in Goldsboro, North Carolina (d. 2010)
  • May 25 István Nyers, Hungarian footballer, born in Freyming-Merlebach, Moselle, France (d. 2005)
  • May 29 Miloslav Kříž, Czech basketball coach (Czech Women's team, German Men's team), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2013)
  • May 29 Pepper Paire, American National Women's Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (1948 AAGPBL All-Star Team), born in Los Angeles, CA (d. 2013)
  • May 30 Norbert Schemansky, USA, middle heavyweight (Olympic gold 1952)
  • May 31 Russell Endean, cricketer (28 Tests for South Africa, handled the ball 1956)
  • Jun 8 Ian Colquhoun, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper (NZ vs England 1954-55), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2005)
  • Jun 9 Christine Goitschel, French slalom (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Jun 9 Peter Heatly, Scottish diver and Chairman of the Commonwealth Games Federation, born in Leith, Scotland (d. 2015)
  • Jun 15 Mohammed Ghazali, cricketer (Pak off-spinner wicketless in 2 Tests 54)

Person of interestGeorge Mikan

Jun 18 George Mikan, American Basketball Hall of Fame center (NBA All Star 1951-54; NBL MVP 1948; Minneapolis Lakers), born in Joliet, Illinois (d. 2005)

NBA Center George Mikan
NBA Center
George Mikan
  • Jun 19 Leo Nomellini, NFL defensive tackle (SF 49ers)
  • Jun 24 Brian Bevan, Australian rugby league footballer (d. 1991)
  • Jun 27 Bob Appleyard, English cricketer (superb England off-spinner, brief career), born in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 2015)
  • Jul 10 Johnny Bach, American basketball player and coach, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • Jul 11 Charlie Tully, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1971)
  • Jul 18 Inge Sørensen, Danish swimmer (youngest known female Olympic Games medalist in an individual event-Olympic 1936 bronze), born in Skovshoved, Gentofte, Denmark (d. 2011)
  • Jul 28 Fred Fisher, cricketer (one Test for NZ v SA 1953)
  • Aug 1 Sir Frank Worrell, West Indian cricket batsman and captain (51 Tests @ 49.48; 9 x 100s), born in Bridgetown, Saint Michael, Barbados (d. 1967)
  • Aug 12 Derek Shackleton, England cricket pace bowler (50's)

Person of interestJack Buck

Aug 21 Jack Buck, American sports announcer (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Holyoke, Massachusetts (d. 2002)

Sportscaster Jack Buck
Sportscaster
Jack Buck
  • Aug 26 Alex Kellner, baseball player (d. 1996)
  • Aug 28 Tony MacGibbon, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (took 70 wickets in 1950's), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 2010)
  • Aug 28 Dick Mayer, American golfer (US Open 1957), born in Stamford, Connecticut (d. 1989)
  • Sep 9 Nino Bibbia, Italian bobsled (Olympic gold 1948)
  • Sep 9 Rik Van Steenbergen, Belgian cyclist (d. 2003)
  • Sep 10 Ted Kluszewski, American baseball 1st baseman (4-time MLB All Star), born in Argo, Illinois (d. 1988)

Person of interestTom Landry

Sep 11 Tom Landry, American NFL player (NY Giants) and coach (Dallas Cowboys), born in Mission, Texas (d. 2000)

NFL Head Coach Tom Landry
NFL Head Coach
Tom Landry
  • Sep 14 Jerry Coleman, American MLB 2nd baseman, born in San Jose, California (d. 2014)
  • Sep 22 Norvel la Follette Ray Lee, lt-HW boxer (Olympic gold 1952)
  • Sep 24 Sammy Guillen, West Indian cricket wicket-keeper (5 Tests West Indies & 3 Tests New Zealand), born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago (d. 2013)
  • Sep 24 Nina Bocharova, Soviet-Ukrainian gymnast (Olympic gold 1952), born in Suprunivka, Ukraine
  • Oct 3 Arkady Vorobyov, Russian weightlifter (Olympic gold 1956, 60), born in Mordovo, Tambov Oblast, Russia (d. 2012)
  • Oct 8 Arkady Vorobyev, Russian middle heavyweight (Olympic gold 1956, 60), born in Tetyushi, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia (d. 2012)
  • Oct 9 Arnie Risen, Basketball Hall of Fame center (4-time NBA All Star), born in Williamstown, Kentucky (d. 2012)
  • Oct 11 Mal Whitfield, American track athlete (Olympic 3 gold, silver & bronze 1948, 52), born in Bay City, Texas (d. 2015)
  • Oct 17 Don Coryell, American College Football Hall of Fame/NFL coach (SD Chargers), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2010)
  • Oct 26 Tex Coulter, American NFL defensive lineman (All Pro 1948, 51-52; Pro Bowl 1951-52; NY Giants), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2007)
  • Oct 28 Antonio Creus, Spanish racecar driver, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1996)
  • Oct 30 Hannelore Weygrand, German equestrian dressage (Olympic silver 1956), born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 2017)
  • Nov 2 David Bauer, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame player and builder (priest, school coach; National Team manager), born in Kitchener, Ontario (d. 1988)
  • Nov 4 Howie Meeker, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing, coach, broadcaster (Toronto Maple Leafs) and politician (Member of Parliament), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • Nov 8 John Burgess, English rugby coach and administrator (England coach 1971-75; RFU President 1987-88), born in Salford, England (d. 1997)
  • Nov 11 Rusi Modi, Indian cricketer (strong Indian batsman in post-War years), born in Bombay, India (d. 1996)
  • Nov 16 Mel Patton, American sprinter & Olympic champion, born in Los Angeles, California, (d. 2014)
  • Nov 26 Jasu Patel, Indian cricketer (Indian off-spinner, 9-69 v Aust 1959), born in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India (d. 1992)
  • Dec 3 Roberto Mières, Argentine auto racer (USAC Road Racing C'ship Daytona 1,000 km 1959; 17 x F1 GP), born in Mar del Plata, Argentina (d. 2012)
  • Dec 3 Fred Taylor, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Ohio State University 1959-76; MLB Washington Senators 1950-52), born in Zanesville, Ohio (d. 2002)
  • Dec 3 Wiel Coerver, Dutch soccer manager (developer of Coerver Method, football coaching technique), born in Kerkrade, Netherlands (d. 2011)
  • Dec 5 Beverly Hanson, American golfer (3 LPGA major titles), born in Fargo, North Dakota (d. 2014)
  • Dec 7 John Love, Zimbabwean Formula One driver, born in Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia (d. 2005)
  • Dec 11 Doc Blanchard, American College Football Hall of Fame fullback (Heisman Trophy 1945; National C'ship 1944, 45, 46; Army), born in McColl, South Carolina (d. 2009)
  • Dec 13 Larry Doby, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (1st African-American in AL, Cleveland Indians), born in Camden, South Carolina (d. 2003)
  • Dec 14 Siiri Rantanen, Finnish cross country skier (Olympic gold 1956), born in Tohmajärvi, North Karelia, Finland

Person of interestDoug Harvey

Dec 19 Doug Harvey, Canadian ice hockey defence player ('100 Greatest NHL Players), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1989)

NHL Legend Doug Harvey
NHL Legend
Doug Harvey
  • Dec 24 Roy Miller, West Indian cricketer (WI all-rounder in one Test 1953, 23 & 0-28), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Dec 24 Grigory Kriss, Russian Olympic champion fencer, born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Dec 26 Frank Broyles, American athlete, long time athletic director of the University of Arkansas.
  • Dec 26 Glenn Davis, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1946; National C'ship 1944, 45, 46; Army; NFL: LA Rams), born in Claremont, California (d. 2005)
  • Dec 29 Dub Jones, American NFL halfback (Pro Bowl 1951, 52; All Pro 1951) and coach (Cleveland Browns), born in Arcadia, Louisiana
  • Dec 29 Warren Amling, American College Football Hall of Fame guard (Ohio State), born in Pana, Illinois (d. 2001)
  • Dec 31 Victoria Draves, American platform/springboard diver (Olympic gold 1948)

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 17 Golfer Bobby Jones (22) weds high school sweetheart Mary Rice Malone (22) in Atlanta, Georgia

Golfer Bobby Jones
Golfer
Bobby Jones

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 7 Pat Moran, manager (Cincinnati Reds), dies of Bright's Disease
  • Mar 25 John Reedman, cricketer (Test for Aust 1894, 17 & 4, 1 for 24), dies
  • Apr 1 Stan Rowley, Australian athlete (Olympic gold 5,000m team, bronze 60m, 100m, 200m 1900), dies at 47
  • Apr 16 Jack Board, English cricket wicket-keeper (Eng in 6 Tests 1898-1906), dies at 57
  • Apr 24 George Street, English cricket wicket-keeper (1 Test 1923), dies
  • May 11 Moses Walker, American baseball catcher (first African-American open about his heritage to play MLB; Toledo Blue Stockings), dies at 66
  • May 16 William "Candy" Cummings, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (credited with creating the curveball), dies at 75
  • May 19 Billy Zulch, cricketer (South African batsman scored 2 Test centuries), dies
  • May 21 Charley Barrett, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Cornell undefeated National C'ship 1915), dies from effects of war injuries at 30
  • Jun 24 Willie Fernie, Scottish golfer (British Open 1883), dies at 69
  • Jun 28 Jack Darragh, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (Stanley Cup 1911, 20-21, 23; Ottawa Senators), dies of peritonitis at 33
  • Aug 17 Tom Kendall, Australian cricketer (14 wickets in Australia's 1st two Tests), dies at 72
  • Sep 10 Walter Lees, cricketer (26 wkts on 5 Tests Eng v SA 1905-06), dies
  • Sep 15 Frank Chance, American baseball player, manager and "Tinkers to Evers to Chance", dies at 47
  • Sep 19 Alick Bannerman, cricketer (28 Tests for Australia, 1108 runs), dies
  • Oct 5 Tom Campbell, cricketer (5 Tests for South Africa, ct 7 stp 1), dies
  • Nov 20 Ebenezer Cobb Morley, English sportsman (drafted first FA rules), dies at 93