December 1942 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Dec 5 CFL Grey Cup: Tor beats Win RCAF, 8 -5 at Toronto
  • Dec 8 8th Heisman Trophy Award: Frank Sinkwich, Georgia (HB)
  • Dec 13 Washington Redskins defeat Chicago Bears 14-6, to win NFL title
  • Dec 27 NFL Pro Bowl: NFL All-Stars beats Washington 17-14

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 2 Bob E Smith, PGA golfer (1993 Yanase Cup), born in Sacramento, California
  • Dec 7 Alex [Alexander] Johnson, American professional baseball player, born in Helena, Arkansas (d. 2015)
  • Dec 8 Hemant Kanitkar, cricketer (batted in two Tests India v WI 1974)
  • Dec 9 Dick Butkus, NFL hall of fame linebacker (Bears)/sportscaster, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 9 Billy Bremner, Scottish footballer (d. 1997)
  • Dec 11 Karen Susman, tennis pro (Wimbledon 1962)
  • Dec 20 Robert L Hayes, 100m/4x100m runner (Olympic 2 gold-1964), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Dec 23 Jerry Koosman, American pitcher (NY Mets), born in Appleton, Minnesota
  • Dec 25 Francoise Durr, French tennis player (1976 US indoor Doubles)
  • Dec 26 Barry Wood, cricketer (England opener in early 70's)
  • Dec 27 Byron Browne, baseball player
  • Dec 30 Guy Edwards, English racing driver

Deaths in Sport

  • Dec 18 Charlie Walker, cricketer (Aust tourist to England 1930, 1938), dies
  • Dec 26 Chris 'Red' Cagle, College Football Hall of Fame halfback, dies of a fractured skull from a fall at 37