On This Day

December 1896 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Dec 30 Stanley Cup, Granite Rink, Winnipeg, Manitoba: Ernie McLea scores a hat-trick as Montreal Victorias beat Winnipeg Victorias, 6-5; first SC Challenge game played outside of Montreal

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 6 George Trafton, American NFL center (Chicago Bears), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1971)
  • Dec 27 Arch Ward, sportswriter (proposed baseball's all-star game)

Deaths in Sport

  • Dec 31 Leland Hone, Irish cricket wicketkeeper (1 Test; first Irishman to represent England; MCC), dies at 43