On This Day

December 1897 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Dec 27 Stanley Cup, Victoria Rink, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Victorias beat Ottawa Capitals, 15-2

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 16 Jacobus Petrus Duminy, cricketer (three Tests for South Africa 1927-29)

Deaths in Sport

  • Dec 24 Marshall Newell, American College Football Hall of Fame tackle (Harvard; All-American 1890-93) and coach (Cornell, Tufts), dies in a railroad accident at 26