December 1934 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 9th NY Giants defeat Chicago Bears 30-13 for NFL championship
  • 10th NFL adopts player waiver rule; applies after 6th game of season
  • 11th 1st Toronto Maple Leaf penalty shot, Conacher unsuccessful vs Rangers
  • 11th Ford C Frick becomes president of baseball's National League
  • 11th NL votes to permit night baseball (up to 7 games per home team)
  • 26th Yomiuri Giants, Japan's 1st professional baseball team forms
  • 29th 1st collegiate basketball doubleheader (Madison Square Garden)

Birthdays in Sport

  • 2nd Andre Rodgers, baseball player (d. 2004)
  • 6th Nick Bockwinkel, wrestler (WCW/AWA)
  • 9th Al Kaline, baseball outfielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 11th Salim Durani, cricketer (successful Indian batsman of 60's)
  • 17th Ray Wilson, English footballer
  • 19th Al Kaline, Hall of Fame outfielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 21st Hanif Mohammad, Pakistani cricketer (1952-69), longest test innings - 16 hours, born in Junagadh, India (d. 2016)
  • 22nd David Pearson, American racecar driver
  • 25th Giancarlo Baghetti, racing driver/journalist
  • 27th Larissa Latynina, Ukraine, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1956, 60, 64)
  • 28th Peggy Wilson, American LPGA golfer, born in Lauderdale, Florida