On This Day

December 1894 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Dec 14 Day One 1st Test Cricket Aus v Eng Aust 5-346 (Giffen 161, Gregory 85)
  • Dec 14 Test cricket debut of future Australian captain Joe Darling, great all-rounder Ernie Jones and outstanding England batsman Archie MacLaren; England wins 1st Test in Sydney by 10 runs
  • Dec 15 Day 2 of first cricket test between Australia and England, Australia 586 runs (Gregory 201) England 3-130
  • Dec 17 Cricket day 3 1T Australia v Engand; England 325 all out, 261 behind on 1st innings
  • Dec 18 Day 4 of the 1st cricket test Australia v England, England following on 4-268, 7 in front
  • Dec 20 England beat Australia by 10 runs in the 1st six-day Test Cricket, Australia needed 177 to win, all out at 166 on 6th day
  • Dec 22 United States Golf Association forms in New York

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 3 Bert Baston, American College Football Hall of Fame end (University of Minnesota), born in St. Louis Park, Minnesota (d. 1979)
  • Dec 19 Ford C Frick, American Baseball HOF executive (NL President 1934-51; MLB Commissioner 1951-65), born in Wawaka, Indiana (d. 1978)
  • Dec 23 Arthur Gilligan, English cricketer (England captain in 1920's)
  • Dec 28 Ed Healey, NFL tackle (Rock Island Independents, Chicago Bears)