December 1941 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Dec 1 Last day of first-class cricket in Australia for 4 years
  • Dec 2 NY Giants name Mel Ott as player-manager, replacing Bill Terry
  • Dec 9 7th Heisman Trophy Award: Bruce Smith, Minnesota (HB)
  • Dec 14 1st NFL division playoff, Bears beat Packers 33-14
  • Dec 21 Chicago Bears Ray McLean makes last NFL drop kick for an extra point
  • Dec 21 Chicago bears win the NFL championship
  • Dec 22 1942 NFL Draft: Bill Dudley from University of Virginia first pick by Pittsburgh Steelers

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 2 Sugar Ramos [Ultiminio Ramos], Cuban-Mexican boxer (World Featherweight champion), born in Matanzas, Cuba (d. 2017)
  • Dec 4 Raul Blanco, Australian soccer asst coach (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • Dec 8 Geoff Hurst, cricketer (Essex 1962, better known as soccer immortal)
  • Dec 8 Ed Brinkman, American baseball player
  • Dec 10 Jeff Jones, cricketer (England left-arm pace bowler in 60's)
  • Dec 14 Barry Hadlee, cricketer (bro of Dayle & Richard, NZ World Cup 1975)
  • Dec 15 Austin Savage, Welsh hockey player
  • Dec 23 Serge Reding, Belgian weightlifter (d. 1975)
  • Dec 28 Intikhab Alam, Pakistan cricket leg-spinner (1959-77)
  • Dec 30 Mel Renfro, American football player
  • Dec 31 Milkha Singh, cricketer (bro of Kripal Singh India batsman in 4 Tests)
  • Dec 31 Sir Alex Ferguson, Scottish football manager

Deaths in Sport

  • Dec 1 Horace Chapman, cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa, 39 runs, 1 wkt), dies