On This Day

December 1913 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Dec 6 White Sox beat Giants 9-4 in exhibition game in Tokyo
  • Dec 9 Heavyweight Jack Johnson-Jim Johnson fight to no decision in Paris
  • Dec 9 John K Tener becomes president of baseball's National League
  • Dec 19 Jack Johnson fights Jim Johnson to a draw in 10 rounds for heavyweight boxing title

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 6 John Mikaelsson, Swedish race walker (Olympic gold 10k 1948, 52), born in Kristinehamn, Sweden (d. 1987)
  • Dec 6 Eleanor Holm, American 100m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1932), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • Dec 12 Ferenc Csik, Hungarian swimmer (Olympics gold medal 100m freestyle 1936), born in Kaposvár, Hungary (d. 1945)

Person of interestArchie Moore

Dec 13 Archie Moore, American light-heavyweight boxing champion (1952-60), born in Benoit, Mississippi, (d. 1998)

Boxing Champion Archie Moore
Boxing Champion
Archie Moore
  • Dec 18 Ray Meyer, American basketball coach (d. 2006)
  • Dec 21 Raich Carter, English soccer forward (13 caps; Sunderland, Derby County, Hull C) and manager (Hull C, Leeds, Mansfield Town, Middlesborough), born in Sunderland, England (d. 1994)
  • Dec 26 Frank Swift, English soccer goalkeeper and journalist (19 caps; Manchester City 376 games; died Munich air disaster), born in Blackpool, Lancashire (d. 1958)

Deaths in Sport

  • Dec 23 Bonnor Middleton, South African cricket fast bowler (6 Tests, 24 wickets; Western Province), dies at 48