December 1920 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Dec 4 8th CFL Grey Cup: U of Toronto defeats Toronto Argonauts, 16-3

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Dec 14 Jack Dempsey KOs Bill Brennan in 12 for heavyweight boxing title in NYC

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • Dec 17 AL votes to let spitball pitchers to continue using it
  • Dec 20 Bert Collins scores 104 on Test Cricket debut v England SCG
  • Dec 31 Roy Park makes 1st-ball duck in only Test Cricket inn, v Eng at MCG

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 7 Fiorenzo Magni, Italian cyclist, (d. 2012)
  • Dec 8 Emmanuel McDonald Bailey, Trinidad, 100m runner (Olympic bronze 1952)
  • Dec 10 Ragnhild Hveger, Danish 200m swimmer (Olympic silver 1936), born in Cyborg, Denmark (d. 2011)
  • Dec 19 Ragnild Hveger, Danish 400m swimmer (Olympic silver 1936) [NS]
  • Dec 27 Bruce Hobbs, American jockey (d. 2005)
  • Dec 28 Steve Van Buren, NFL halfback (Philadelphia Eagles), (d. 2012)

Deaths in Sport

  • Dec 14 George Gipp, American football player (b. 1895)
  • Dec 21 Claude Tozer, cricketer (dashing NSW batsman, shot to death