On This Day

December 1931 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Dec 5 CFL Grey Cup, Molson Stadium, Montreal: Montreal AAA Winged Wheelers shutout Regina Roughriders, 22-0 for their first title

Sports History

Dec 7 After scoring 226 in 1st Test in Brisbane, Don Bradman belts 219 for NSW against the visiting South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground

  • Dec 9 Baseball cuts squad from 25 to 23 players & NL continues to prohibit uniform numbers
  • Dec 13 National Football League Championship: Green Bay Packers (12-2-0) win 3rd straight first past the post title

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 4 Alex Delvecchio, Canadian ice hockey forward, coach, and executive (Stanley Cup 1952, 54-55, Detroit Red Wings 1,549 games, 1,281 points), born in Fort William, Ontario
  • Dec 18 Noel McGregor, New Zealand cricket batsman (25 Tests, 1 x 100; Otago CA), born in Dunedin, New Zealand (d. 2007)
  • Dec 18 Norm Provan, Australian rugby league second rower (14 Tests; St. George RLFC NSWRL Premiers 1956-66; 13th Immortal) and coach (St. George, Parramatta, Cronulla), born in Urana, Australia (d. 2021)
  • Dec 18 Gene Shue, American NBA basketball guard, 1954-64, 5X All-Star (New York Knicks, Fort Wayne/Detroit Pistons, and 2 other teams), and NBA coach, 1966-89, 2X Coach of the Year (Baltimore/Washington Bullets, Philadelphia 76ers, and 2 other teams), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2022)