On This Day

December 1922 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Dec 2 CFL Grey Cup, Richardson Stadium, Kingston: Queen's University win first of 3 straight titles; defeat Edmonton Elks, 13-1
  • Dec 9 1st Australasian Championships Women's Tennis, Sydney: Margaret Molesworth wins inaugural title; beats fellow Australian Esna Boyd 6-3, 10-8
  • Dec 9 Australasian Championships Men's Tennis, Sydney: James Anderson wins 1st of 3 Australasian titles; beats fellow Australian Gerald Patterson 6-0, 3-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
  • Dec 10 Pete Henry makes longest known NFL drop-kicked field goal, 45 yards
  • Dec 10 1st National Football League Championship: undefeated Canton Bulldogs (10-0-2) named inaugural champions
  • Dec 16 Mutual Association of Eastern Colored Baseball Clubs formally organizes
  • Dec 16 NSW all out for 786 against South Australia Cricket

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 1 Vsevolod Bobrov, Soviet ice hockey left wing (Olympic gold 1956) and soccer striker (3 caps), born in Morshansk, Tambov, Russia (d. 1979)
  • Dec 3 Joe Collins, American baseball first baseman (World Series 1949–53, 56; New York Yankees), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (d. 1989)
  • Dec 7 Rogério Pipi, Portuguese soccer forward (15 caps; Benfica), born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 2019)
  • Dec 8 George Fullerton, South African cricketer (South African keeper-batsman 1947-51), born in Kensington, South Africa (d. 2002)
  • Dec 14 Charley Trippi, American NFL halfback (Chicago Cardinals), born in Pittston, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 16 Pierre Chany, writer/cycling journalist
  • Dec 23 Micheline Ostermeyer, French shot-put/discus thrower (Olympic gold 1948)
  • Dec 28 Nyron Sultan Asgarali, cricketer (West Indian opening bat 1957)