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Events in Sport

  • Dec 12 4th Australasian Championships: Fred Alexander beats Alfred Dunlop (3-6, 3-6, 6-0, 6-2, 6-3)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Dec 26 Jack Johnson TKOs Tommy Burns in 14 for heavyweight boxing title, becomes 1st black heavyweight champion

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns
  • Dec 30 Stanley Cup: Mont Wanderers outscore Edmonton, 13-10 in 2 game set

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 7 John H Doeg, tennis champ (US Open-1930)
  • Dec 14 Claude Davey, Welsh rugby union footballer
  • Dec 25 Jo-Jo Moore, baseball player (d. 2001)
  • Dec 26 Ralph Hill, American 5K runner (Olympic-1932)