December 1934 in Sport

Events in Sport

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

Birthdays in Sport

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