On This Day

December 1891 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Dec 19 Canadian Rugby Union forms

Sports History

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

Birthdays in Sport

Cy Denneny

Dec 23 Cy Denneny, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame left wing (NHL leading scorer 1923-24), born in Farran's Point, Ontario (d. 1970)

  • Dec 25 Clarrie Grimmett, Australian cricket spin bowler (37 Tests; 216 wickets @ 24.21; ICC Cricket Hall of Fame), born in Dunedin, New Zealand (d. 1980)