On This Day

Deaths in Sport on November 24

  • 1959 Dally Messenger, Australian rugby league centre (9 Tests; NSW; Eastern Suburbs; ARL 'Immortal'; Dally M Medal) and rugby union utility (2 caps), dies from heart failure at 76
  • 1990 Juan Manuel Bordeu, Argentine racing driver (b. 1934)
  • 2003 Warren Spahn, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (17 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1957; Cy Young Award 1957; 8 × NL wins leader; Boston/Milwaukee Braves), dies at 82
  • 2009 Abe Pollin, owner of the Washington Wizards (b. 1923)
  • 2011 Tatyana Shchelkanova, Soviet long jumper (Olympic bronze 1964), dies at 74
  • 2012 Héctor Camacho, Puerto Rican boxer (WBC super featherweight 1983-84, WBC lightweight 1985-87, WBO Jr. welterweight twice 1989-1992), dies from gunshot wounds at 50
  • 2018 David Defiagbon, Nigerian-Canadian boxer (Olympic silver 1996), dies at 48
  • 2020 Christophe Dominici, French rugby union winger (65 caps; Stade Français), dies from suicide at 48