Deaths in Sport on February 24

  • 1926 Eddie Plank, American Baseball HOF pitcher (World Series 1910, 11, 13 Philadelphia A's), dies from a stroke at 51
  • 1990 Tony Conigliaro, baseball player (Red Sox), dies of pneumonia at 45
  • 1991 Héctor Rial, Spanish soccer striker (Real Madrid, 5 straight Euro Cup C'ships 1956-60), dies at 62
  • 1993 Bobby Moore, English football defender (108 caps; captain World Cup 1966; West Ham United), dies of bowel & liver cancer at 51
  • 1993 Danny Gallivan, Canadian radio and television sportscaster, dies at 75

Dinah ShoreDinah Shore (1917-1994)

American singer (See the USA in a Chevrolet), actress and TV personality (Dinah Shore Show; Nabisco DS Championship), dies of ovarian cancer at 76

  • 2007 Lamar Lundy, American football player (b. 1935)
  • 2018 Durward Knowles, Bahamas yachtsman (Olympic gold, Star class 1968), dies at 100
  • 2020 Don Furner, Australian rugby league forward (1 Test) and coach (Australia 15 Tests; Eastern Suburbs, Canberra Raiders), dies at 87
  • 2020 Jan Kowalczyk, Polish equestrian rider (Olympics gold show jumping individual; silver team 1980), dies at 78
  • 2021 Atsushi Miyagi, Japanese tennis player (US Open doubles 1955 [with Kosei Kamo] first Japanese players to win a Grand Slam event), dies at 89
  • 2021 Gary Halpin, Irish rugby union prop (11 caps; Wanderers F.C, Leinster, London Irish, Harlequins), dies at 55
  • 2022 Ivanka Khristova, Bulgarian athlete (Olympic gold women's shot put 1976), dies at 80
  • 2022 Jan Gomola, Polish soccer goalkeeper (7 caps; Górnik Zabrze), dies at 80
  • 2022 John Landy, Australian athlete (2nd man to run sub-4 min mile; WR mile (3:58.0) and 1500m (3:41.8+) 1954; Olympic bronze 1956), dies at 91
  • 2022 Kathleen Nord, German swimmer (Olympic gold GDR 200m butterfly 1988; World C'ship gold 400m medley 1986), dies at 56
  • 2022 Ken Burrough, American football wide receiver (Pro Bowl 1975, 77; Houston Oilers), dies at 73
  • 2022 Va'aiga Tuigamala, Samoan rugby union centre/winger (19 Tests NZ, 23 Samoa; Newcastle Falcons, Auckland RU) and rugby league (2 Tests, Samoa; Wigan Warriors), dies from diabetes at 52