On This Day

Deaths in Sport on October 24

  • 1931 Murray Bisset, South African cricketer (South African wicket-keeper 1899 & 1910), dies at 55
  • 1942 Arthur Dolphin, cricketer (1 Test England 1921, 1 run, 1 catch), dies
  • 1971 Chuck Hughes, Detroit Lion collapses during game & later, dies

Person of interestJackie Robinson

1972 Jackie Robinson, 1st African American baseball player (Bkln Dodgers), dies at 53

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • 1973 Jack Iverson, Australian cricketer (5 Tests 21 wickets S1024 15 23), dies at 58
  • 1985 Richie Evans, American NASCAR driver, dies in a car crash at 44
  • 1988 Sumner White, American sailor (Olympic gold 1952), dies at 58
  • 2002 Herman Gaviria, Colombian football player (b. 1969)
  • 2003 Veikko Hakulinen, Finnish cross country skier (Olympic gold 1952, 56, 60), dies in car accident at 78
  • 2004 Ricky Hendrick, American auto racer and team owner (NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series 1 win, 23 top 10s), dies in plane crash at 24
  • 2012 Margaret Osborne DuPont, American tennis player (6-time Grand Slam singles winner), dies at 94
  • 2012 Jeff Blatnick, American wrestler (Olympic gold 1984), dies at 55