On This Day

December 1924 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Dec 1 The Boston Bruins beat fellow expansion Montreal Maroons, 2-1 at Boston Arena; first NHL game to be played in the United States
  • 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 17 The Hamilton Tigers and Ottawa Senators battle out the first scoreless game in NHL history; Jake Forbes (Hamilton) and Alex Connell (Ottawa) each record shutouts
  • 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 auto racer (USAC Road Racing C'ship Daytona 1,000 km 1959; 17 x F1 GP), born in Mar del Plata, Argentina (d. 2012)
  • Dec 3 Fred Taylor, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Ohio State University 1959-76; MLB Washington Senators 1950-52), born in Zanesville, Ohio (d. 2002)
  • Dec 3 Wiel Coerver, Dutch soccer manager (developer of Coerver Method, football coaching technique), born in Kerkrade, Netherlands (d. 2011)
  • Dec 5 Beverly Hanson, American golfer (3 LPGA major titles), born in Fargo, North Dakota (d. 2014)
  • Dec 7 John Love, Zimbabwean Formula One driver, born in Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia (d. 2005)
  • Dec 11 Doc Blanchard, American College Football Hall of Fame fullback (Heisman Trophy 1945; National C'ship 1944, 45, 46; Army), born in McColl, South Carolina (d. 2009)
  • Dec 13 Larry Doby, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (MLB All-Star 1949–55; World Series 1948; AL HR leader 1952, 54; 1st African-American in AL; Cleveland Indians), born in Camden, South Carolina (d. 2003)
  • Dec 14 Siiri Rantanen, Finnish cross country skier (Olympic gold 1956), born in Tohmajärvi, North Karelia, Finland

Person of interestDoug Harvey

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, West Indian cricketer (WI all-rounder in one Test 1953, 23 & 0-28), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Dec 24 Grigory Kriss, Russian Olympic champion fencer, born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Dec 26 Frank Broyles, American athlete, long time athletic director of the University of Arkansas.
  • Dec 26 Glenn Davis, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1946; National C'ship 1944, 45, 46; Army; NFL: LA Rams), born in Claremont, California (d. 2005)
  • Dec 29 Dub Jones, American NFL halfback (Pro Bowl 1951, 52; All Pro 1951) and coach (Cleveland Browns), born in Arcadia, Louisiana
  • Dec 29 Warren Amling, American College Football Hall of Fame guard (Ohio State), born in Pana, Illinois (d. 2001)
  • Dec 31 Victoria Draves, American platform/springboard diver (Olympic gold 1948)