On This Day

Deaths in Sport on May 24

  • 1908 Old Tom Morris, Scottish golfer (British Open 1861-62, 64, 67), dies as result of a fall at 86

Jim Barnes

1966 Jim Barnes, English golfer (PGA C'ship 1916, 19; US Open 1921, British Open 1925; World Golf HOF), dies at 80

  • 1988 Tom Burtt, cricketer (NZ slow left-armer in 11 Tests 1947-53), dies
  • 2010 Morrie Martin, American MLB baseball pitcher, 1949-59 (Brooklyn Dodgers, Philadelphia Athletics, and 5 other teams), and double Purple Heart Army veteran, dies at 87
  • 2013 Ron Davies, Welsh footballer (29 Welsh caps), dies at 70
  • 2013 Antonio Puchades, Spanish soccer midfielder (23 caps; Valencia 256 games), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 87
  • 2014 David Allen, English cricketer (England off-spinner of 60's), dies at 78
  • 2021 Dmitry Mindiashvili, Soviet and Russian wrestling coach (coach Olympic champions Ivan Yariguin 1972, 76 and Buvaisar Satiev (1992, 96, 2004), dies from pneumonia at 87
  • 2022 John Thompson, American football executive (GM Seattle Seahawks 1976-82; NFL Executive of the Year 1978), dies at 95