On This Day

December 1932 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Dec 2 Australia ends Day 1 of controversial 'Bodyline' cricket series v England at 290/6 in Sydney; Stan McCabe 127no (finishes at 187no); notorious England fast bowler Harold Larwood takes 4 wickets; England wins by 10 wickets
  • Dec 3 CFL Grey Cup, AAA Grounds, Hamilton: Hamilton Tigers defeat Regina Roughriders, 25-6 for their 5th Championship
  • Dec 18 National Football League Championship; Playoff, Chicago Stadium: Chicago Bears beat Portsmouth Spartans, 9-0
  • Dec 20 50 year old Australian cricket Test spinner Bert Ironmonger captures 7-13 as Queensland dismissed for 74; Victoria wins by an innings & 139 runs in Melbourne
  • Dec 21 Giants sign former outfielder Billy Southworth as a coach

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 7 François Lafortune Jr., Belgian shooter (competed at 7 Olympic Games 1952-1976, 50m Rifle, Prone Position), born in Visé, Belgium (d. 2020)

Bob Pettit

Dec 12 Bob Pettit, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward (NBA MVP 1956, 59), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

  • Dec 20 Neil Armstrong, Canadian ice hockey linesman (1,744 NHL games; Hockey Hall of Fame), born in Plympton, Ontario (d. 2020)
  • Dec 22 Phil Woosnam, Welsh soccer striker, manager (Wales 17 caps, USA manager 1968), born in Powys, Wales (d. 2013)
  • Dec 24 Colin Cowdrey, England cricket batsman (114 Tests, 7,624 runs @ 44.06), born in Udagamandalam, India (d. 2000)
  • Dec 25 Peter Swales, British soccer executive (Chairman Manchester City FC 1973-93; vice-president English FA), born in Manchester, England (d. 1996)
  • Dec 26 Don Furner, Australian rugby league forward (1 Test) and coach (Australia 15 Tests; Eastern Suburbs, Canberra Raiders), born in Condobolin, Australia (d. 2020)
  • Dec 28 Harry Howell, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman (NY Rangers 1952-69), born in Hamilton, Ontario (d. 2019)

Deaths in Sport

  • Dec 28 Jack Blackham, Australian cricket wicketkeeper (35 Tests, 4 x 50s, 61 dismissals; Victoria CA), dies at 78
  • Dec 28 Malcolm Whitman, American tennis player (US Nat C'ships 1898-1900), dies of suicide at 55