December 1917 in Sport

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Events in Sport

  • Dec 19 1st NHL game played on artificial ice in Toronto
  • Dec 19 Quebec Bulldogs play their 1st professional hockey game
  • Dec 26 1st NHL defensemen to score a goal: Toronto Maple Leaf Harry Cameron

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 1 Marty Marion, baseball player (NL MVP 1944)
  • Dec 5 Ken Downing, English racing driver (d. 2004)
  • Dec 14 Wilf Ferguson, cricket leg-spinner (West Indian of post-WWII years)
  • Dec 19 Graham Sharp, British ice skater (d. 1995)

Deaths in Sport

  • Dec 20 Lucien Petit-Breton, Argentine-French cyclist (b. 1882)