On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1621 Governor Bradford head of the colony of American Plymouth disallows sport on Christmas Day
  • 1884 1st "World Championship" Baseball Series, Polo Grounds, NYC: Providence Grays (NL) beat NY Mets (American Association), 12-2 in 6 innings for 3 game sweep; game abandoned because of bitter cold
  • 1905 1st College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 17-0 in Annapolis
  • 1909 Australasian Championships Men's Tennis, Perth: Anthony Wilding of New Zealand wins his 2nd Australasian title; beats Ernie Parker of Australia 6–1, 7–5, 6–2
  • 1925 Lester Patrick takes over NY Rangers
  • 1926 Lester Patrick becomes 1st coach & gm of NY Rangers
  • 1937 Casey Stengel signs to manage Boston Bees
  • 1947 Bradman scores 156 for South Australia v India, 152 mins, 22 fours
More Events in Sport

Weddings in Sport

  • 1997 NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (38) weds news anchor Jane Skinner (30) at First Presbyterian Church in Lake Forest, Illinois
  • 2008 Olympic gold medal-winning skier Picabo Street (37) weds John Reeser (31) on top of Alabama's Prospect Mountain in Hanceville