December 1936 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Dec 1 2nd Heisman Trophy Award: Larry Kelley, Yale (E)
  • Dec 5 24th CFL Grey Cup: Sarnia Imperials defeats Ottawa Rough Riders, 26-20
  • Dec 9 AL OKs night baseball for St Louis

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 9 Australia all out for 58 v England, Bradman out for a duck

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Dec 12 1937 NFL Draft: Sam Francis from University of Nebraska first pick by Philadelphia Eagles
  • Dec 13 Final Boston Redskin NFL game, lose to Packers 21-6, move to Washington, D.C.

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Dec 13 Green Bay Packers win NFL championship with a 10–1–1 record under coach Curly Lambeau

NFL Head Coach Curly Lambeau
NFL Head Coach
Curly Lambeau
  • Dec 18 Queensland cricket all out for 49 v Vic, Fleetwood-Smith 7-17
  • Dec 21 Bradman's 2nd consecutive Test Cricket duck! Australia all out for 80

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 8 Peter Parfitt, cricketer (fine England batsman of the 1960's)
  • Dec 8 W S "Buster" Farrer, cricketer (South African Test batsman 1962-64)
  • Dec 12 Iolanda Balas, Romania, high jumper (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Dec 13 J. C. Martin, American baseball player
  • Dec 17 Roland Sheldon, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • Dec 23 Bobby Ross, NFL coach (San Diego Chargers)
  • Dec 27 Phil Sharpe, English cricketer (12 Tests), born in Shipley, West Yorkshire (d. 2014)

Person of interestRay Nitschke

Dec 29 Ray Nitschke, American NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers), born in Elmwood Park, Illinois (d. 1998)

NFL Legend Ray Nitschke
NFL Legend
Ray Nitschke

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 28 Football player Bronko Nagurski (28) weds childhood sweetheart Eileen Kane in International Falls, Minnesota

Hall of Fame American Football Player Bronko Nagurski
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Bronko Nagurski

Deaths in Sport

  • Dec 10 Robert Abel, cricketer (744 runs in 13 Tests for Eng 1888-1902), dies