December 1924 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Dec 5 Hamilton Tiger Red Green scores 5 goals to beat Tor Maple Leafs 10-5
  • Dec 10 Agreement reached on permanent rotation of World Series with each league, getting games 1, 2, 6, 7 in alternating years
  • Dec 19 Test Cricket debut of Bill Ponsford, who scored 110 in 1st innings
  • Dec 22 Babe Dye of NHL's Toronto St Patricks scores 5 goals beat Bruins 10-2

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 3 Roberto Mières, Argentine racing driver
  • Dec 7 John Love, Zimbabwean Formula One driver (d. 2005)
  • Dec 12 Olivier Gendebien, Belgian auto racer
  • Dec 13 Larry Doby, 1st African American in baseball's AL (Cleve Indians)
  • Dec 14 Siiri Rantanen, Finland, cross country skier (Olympic gold 1956)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 19 Doug Harvey, Canadian ice hockey defence player ('100 Greatest NHL Players), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1989)

NHL Legend Doug Harvey
NHL Legend
Doug Harvey
  • Dec 24 Roy Miller, cricketer (WI all-rounder in one Test 1953, 23 & 0-28)
  • Dec 24 Grigory Kriss, Russian Olympic champion fencer
  • Dec 26 Frank Broyles, American athlete, long time athletic director of the University of Arkansas.
  • Dec 31 Victoria Draves, American platform/springboard diver (Olympic gold 1948)