December 1891 in Sport

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Events in Sport

  • Dec 19 Canadian Rugby Union forms

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 21 1st game of basketball, based on rules created by James Naismith, played by 18 students in Springfield, Massachusetts

Basketball Inventor James Naismith
Basketball Inventor
James Naismith

Birthdays in Sport


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 23 Cy Denneny, Farran's Point Ontario, Canadian ice hockey hall of famer

NHL Star Cy Denneny
NHL Star
Cy Denneny
  • Dec 25 Clarrie Grimmett, cricketer (in Dunedin Great Australian leg-spinner)