Deaths in Sport on July 24

  • 1883 Matthew Webb, English Channel swimmer, drowns above Niagara Falls
  • 1966 Tony Lema, US golfer, dies at 32
  • 1986 Laurie Nash, Australian cricketer (two Tests for Australia 1932-36), dies at 76
  • 1991 Freddie Brown, cricketer (English Test captain 1950-51), dies
  • 1994 Wangila Napunyi, welterweight boxer (Olympic gold 1988), dies at 26
  • 1996 Jock Wallace, Scottish football player and manager, dies at 60
  • 1997 Brian Glover, British actor and wrestler (Alien 3, Kes), dies of a brain tumour at 63
  • 2010 Alex Higgins, Northern Irish snooker player (b. 1949)
  • 2018 Tony Cloninger, American MLB pitcher and coach (2 Grand Slams in one game), dies at 77