On This Day

December 1925 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Dec 5 CFL Grey Cup, Landsdowne Park, Ottawa: Ottawa Senators win first title; beat Winnipeg Tammany Tigers, 24-1
  • Dec 6 Record 73,000 pay to watch Chicago Bears beat NY Giants 19-7
  • Dec 15 1st hockey game at Madison Square Garden, Montreal Canadiens 3, NY Americans 1
  • Dec 20 National Football League Championship: Chicago Cardinals (11-2-1) win controversial first past the post title; Pottsville Maroons suspended after playing unsanctioned game
  • Dec 21 Test batsman Hunter "Stork" Hendry scores career best unbeaten 325 for Victoria against New Zealand in drawn tour match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • Dec 26 1st East-West Shrine Bowl game of college football 'all-stars' played before 25,000 fans at Ewing Park, San Francisco. Proceeds continue to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children.
  • Dec 26 NY Americans and Pittsburgh Pirates set an NHL record by recording a combined 141 shots on goal in Americans' 3-1 win; Roy Worters makes incredible 70 saves for Pittsburgh and Jake Forbes has 67 for NY

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 3 Ken Funston, South African cricket batsman (18 Tests, top score 92), born in Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa (d. 2005)
  • Dec 6 Andy Robustelli, American NFL defensive end (LA Rams, NY Giants), born in Stamford, Connecticut (d. 2011)
  • Dec 7 Hernando da Silva Ramos, French-Brazilian racing driver, born in Paris
  • Dec 12 Dattu Phadkar, Indian cricketer (pace bowling all-rounder for India), born in Kolhapur, India (d. 1985)
  • Dec 12 Ghulam Guard, Indian cricketer (lefty pace bowler in 2 Tests for India 1959), born in Surat, Gujarat (d. 1978)
  • Dec 14 Sam Jones, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1955, 59; no-hitter 1955; Chicago Cubs), born in Stewartsville, Ohio (d. 1971)
  • Dec 15 Sam Pollock, Canadian ice hockey general manager (Montreal Canadiens), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2007)
  • Dec 20 Benito Lorenzi, Italian footballer, born in Buggiano, Italy (d. 2007)
  • Dec 25 Ossi Reichert, German FR, giant slalom (Olympic gold 1956)
  • Dec 29 Pete Dye, American golf course designer (TPC at Sawgrass, Crooked Stick, Oakwood CC), born in Urbana, Ohio (d. 2020)

Deaths in Sport

  • Dec 17 A N "Monkey" Hornby, cricketer (England capt at Oval 1882), dies