December 1929 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Dec 3 Boston Bruins begins then NHL record 14 game winning streak

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 7 Leo Diegel wins PGA golf tournament

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Leo Diegel
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Leo Diegel
  • 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, yachtsman (Olympic-Gold-1968), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Dec 11 S P "Fergie" Gupte, cricketer (brilliant Indian leg-spinner)
  • Dec 12 Doug Ford, cricket wicket-keeper (successful NSW of 50's)
  • Dec 15 Keith Andrew, cricketer (England wicket-keeper in 2 Tests 1954-63)
  • Dec 18 Gino Cimoli, American baseball player
  • Dec 22 Wazir Mohammad, cricketer (eldest of Pakistan's 4 Mohammed brothers)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 28 Terry Sawchuk, Canadian NHL goaltender (Redwings, Bruins, Maple Leaf, Rangers), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 1970)

NHL Legend Terry Sawchuk
NHL Legend
Terry Sawchuk
  • Dec 31 Peter May, English cricketer (dashing batsman of 50's), born in Reading (d. 1994)

Deaths in Sport

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