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

Person of interestJim Barnes

1966 Jim Barnes, English golfing pioneer (4 major wins), dies at 80

Pioneering Golfer Jim Barnes
Pioneering Golfer
Jim Barnes
  • 1988 Tom Burtt, cricketer (NZ slow left-armer in 11 Tests 1947-53), dies
  • 2007 Bill Johnston, Australian cricketer (b. 1922)
  • 2010 Morrie Martin, Major League Baseball pitcher (b. 1922)
  • 2013 Ron Davies, Welsh footballer (29 Welsh caps), dies at 70
  • 2013 Antonio Puchades, Spanish footballer (23 caps), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 87
  • 2014 David Allen, English cricketer (England off-spinner of 60's), dies at 78