On This Day

December 20, 1942 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Birthdays in Sport

  • Bob Hayes, American athlete (2 x Olympic gold 100m, 4x100m relay 1964) and Pro Football Hall of Fame receiver (3-time Pro Bowl; Dallas Cowboys), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2002)

Deaths in Sport

  • Dan Ahearn, Irish-American athlete (men's triple jump WR 15.52m 1911-24), dies at 54
1942 in Sport