December 1928 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Dec 1 CFL Grey Cup: Ham Tigers beats Regina 30-0 at Hamilton
  • Dec 11 NL President John Heydler proposes designated hitter for pitchers

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Dec 14 2nd Test Cricket Australia v England starts with Bradman as 12th man

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Dec 25 Christmas Day attendance at cricket MCG (Vic v NSW) Australia is 14,887
  • Dec 26 Johnny Weissmuller announces his retirement from amateur swimming

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 9 AndrĂ© Milhoux, Belgian racing driver
  • Dec 20 Jack Christiansen, Kansas, NFL hall of famer defensive back (Lions)
  • Dec 31 Hugh McElhenny, NFL halfback (SF, Minnesota, Giants, Detroit)
  • Dec 31 Amarillo Slim [Thomas Preston], Amarillo Texas, hall of fame professional poker player (1971 World Series main event), (d. 2012)

Deaths in Sport

  • Dec 21 Harry Butt, cricketer (England wicket-keeper v South Africa 1895-96), dies