On This Day

Deaths in Sport on April 24

  • 1924 George Street, English cricket wicket-keeper (1 Test 1923), dies
  • 1983 Rolf Stommelen, German race car driver (b. 1943)
  • 1986 Bill Edrich, cricketer (39 Tests for England), dies
  • 1988 E S "Bob" Newson, cricketer (South African fast bowler in 1930's), dies
  • 1989 Franz Binder, Austrian soccer striker and manager (19 caps Austria, 9 caps Germany; Rapid Vienna), dies at 77
  • 2000 John Beck, New Zealand cricket batsman (8 Tests; 3 x 50; top score 99; Wellington), dies at 65
  • 2006 Steve Stavro, Canadian businessman and sports team owner (b. 1927)
  • 2006 Brian Labone, English footballer (b. 1940)
  • 2013 Larry Felser, American sports columnist, dies at 80
  • 2016 Tommy [Tamio] Kono, American weightlifter (Olympic gold 1952, 60), dies at 85
  • 2020 Graeme Watson, Australian cricket all-rounder (5 Tests, 6 wickets; 2 ODIs), dies at 75