On This Day

December 1929 in Sports History

Events in Sport

NHL Record

Dec 3 Boston Bruins beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-1, the first win of an NHL record 14-game winning streak, and a 22-game home winning streak

PGA Championship

Dec 7 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Hillcrest CC: Defending champion Leo Diegel defeats Johnny Farrell, 6 & 4 in the final

  • Dec 15 National Football League Championship: Green Bay Packers (12-0-1) win first past the post title
  • Dec 16 Chic Blackhawks 1st game at Chicago Stadium, beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-1
  • Dec 20 Heinie Wagner replaces Bill Carrigan as Red Sox manager

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 2 Lowell North, American yachtsman (Olympic Gold 1968) and sailmaker (North Sails), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2019)
  • Dec 11 Subhash "Fergie" Gupte, Indian cricketer (brilliant Indian leg-spinner), born in Bombay, British India (d. 2002)
  • Dec 15 Keith Andrew, English cricket wicketkeeper (2 Tests; Northamptonshire CCC), born in Oldham, England (d. 2010)
  • Dec 16 Doug Ford, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (successful NSW of 50's), born in Maryville, New South Wales
  • Dec 18 Gino Cimoli, American baseball player, born in San Francisco, California (d. 2011)
  • Dec 22 Wazir Mohammad, Pakistan cricket batsman (20 Tests, 2 x 100; eldest of Pakistan's 4 Mohammad brothers), born in Junagadh, India
  • Dec 22 Dee Rowe, American college basketball coach (UConn Huskies men's team 1969-76; 103–78 [.569]), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 2021)

Terry Sawchuk

Dec 28 Terry Sawchuk, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender (4-time Vezina Trophy & Stanley Cup winner), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 1970)

  • Dec 31 Peter May, English cricket batsman (66 Tests, 4,537 @ 46.77, 13 x 100, 22 x 50; HS 285no; Surrey CCC), born in Reading, England (d. 1994)

Deaths in Sport

  • Dec 9 Willis Cuttell, cricketer (two Tests England v South Africa 1899), dies