On This Day

December 1925 in Sport

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 26 NHL record 141 shots as NY Americans (73) beat Pitt Pirates (68) 3-1, NY's Jake Forbes 67 saves, Pitt's Ray Waters 70
  • Dec 26 New York 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 during 1950's)
  • Dec 6 Andy Robustelli, NFL defensive end (LA Rams, NY Giants)
  • 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 player, born in Stewartsville, Ohio (d. 1971)
  • Dec 15 Sam Pollock, Canadian ice hockey general manager
  • 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, born in Urbana, Ohio

Deaths in Sport

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