December 1918 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Dec 10 John Heyder becomes president of baseball's National League for the 2nd time

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Dec 16 Jack Dempsey KOs Carl Morris in 14 seconds

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • Dec 21 Red Sox trade Dutch Leonard, Ernie Shore & Duffy Lewis to Yankees for Ray Caldwell & Slim Love, Frank Gilhooey, Al Walters & $15,000
  • Dec 26 1st day of 1st-class cricket in Aust after WW I (Vic v NSW)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 28 Montreal's Georges Vezina becomes the first NHL goalie to record an assist during the Canadiens’ 6-3 win over the Toronto Arenas

NHL Goalie Georges Vezina
NHL Goalie
Georges Vezina
  • Dec 31 Kid Gleason replaces Pants Rowland as White Sox manager

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 8 Ian Johnson, cricketer (Australian Test captbetween Hassett & Craig)
  • Dec 10 Anatoly Tarasov, Russian ice hockey player and coach (considered as the father of Russian ice hockey), born in Moscow (d. 1995)
  • Dec 13 Bill Vukovich, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1953-4), born in Fresno, California (d. 1955)
  • Dec 22 William Kennedy, American baseball player, born in Alexandria, Virginia (d. 1995)