On This Day

Deaths in Sport on June 24

  • 1924 Willie Fernie, Scottish golfer (British Open 1883), dies at 69
  • 1938 "Digger" Robertson, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885), dies
  • 1971 John Dunning, cricketer (4 Tests for NZ 1933-37), dies

Person of interestClarence Campbell

1984 Clarence Campbell, Canadian NHL president, dies at 78

3rd President of the NHL Clarence Campbell
3rd President of the NHL
Clarence Campbell
  • 1987 Hophnie Hobah Hines Johnson, cricketer (3 Tests for WI), dies
  • 1987 Hines Johnson, West Indian cricket fast bowler (3 Tests; first WI fast bowler to take 10 wickets in a Test), dies at 76
  • 1992 Len Darling, Australian cricketer (South Australian & Test batsman of 30's), dies at 82
  • 1993 Archie Williams, American athlete (Olympic gold 400m 1936 ), dies of a heart attack at 78
  • 1995 Inshan Ali, West Indian cricketer (WI chinaman bowler 1971-77), dies at 45
  • 2007 Derek Dougan, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1938)
  • 2008 Viktor Kuzkin, Soviet ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72), dies at 67
  • 2011 Tomislav Ivić, Croatian football manager (b. 1933)
  • 2019 Rod Funseth, American golfer (US Masters runner-up 1978), dies from cancer at 52