On This Day

Deaths in Sport on December 24

  • 1897 Marshall Newell, American College Football Hall of Fame tackle (Harvard; All-American 1890-93) and coach (Cornell, Tufts), dies in a railroad accident at 26
  • 2003 Herman Keiser, American golfer (US Masters 1946), dies of Alzheimer's disease complications at 89
  • 2004 Johnny Oates, baseball player and manager (b. 1946)
  • 2009 George Michael, American sportscaster (The George Michael Sports Machine) (b. 1939)
  • 2019 Walter Horak, Austrian soccer striker (13 caps; Wiener Sport Club, Sochaux), dies at 88