On This Day

Deaths in Sport on February 24

  • 1926 Eddie Plank, pitcher (won 327 games in 17 years), dies 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

Person of interestDinah Shore

1994 Dinah Shore, American singer (See the USA in a Chevrolet), actress and TV personality (Dinah Shore Show, Nabisco DS Championship), dies of ovarian cancer at 76

Singer, Actress and TV Personality Dinah Shore
Singer, Actress and TV Personality
Dinah Shore
  • 2007 Lamar Lundy, American football player (b. 1935)
  • 2007 Damien Nash, American football player (b. 1982)
  • 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 Gary Halpin, Irish rugby union prop (11 caps; Wanderers F.C, Leinster, London Irish, Harlequins), dies at 55
  • 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