On This Day

Sports Stars Who Died in 1890

  • May 19 Gus Kempis, South African cricketer (South Africa's 1st Test), dies of fever at 24
  • Dec 3 Billy Midwinter, English-Australian cricket all-rounder (8 Tests Australia, 4 England), dies of insanity at 39
  • Dec 6 Joe Coburn, Irish boxer (Heavyweight C'ship of America 1863-65), dies from tuberculosis at 55