On This Day

December 1943 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Dec 3 9th Heisman Trophy Award: Angelo Bertelli, Notre Dame (QB)
  • Dec 4 Commissioner Landis announces any baseball club may sign Negroes
  • Dec 5 NFL Philadelphia Eagle-Pitts Steeler merger dissolves
  • Dec 22 Manufacturers get permission to use synthetic rubber for baseball core
  • Dec 26 National Football League Championship, Wrigley Field, Chicago: Chicago Bears beat Washington Redskins, 41-21; Bears 6th title
  • Dec 30 Phillies trade Babe Dahlgren to Pitts for Babe Phelps & cash

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 1 Orton Enderlein, German FR, luge (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Dec 13 Ferguson Jenkins, Canadian baseball pitcher (Red Sox), born in Chatham, Ontario
  • Dec 15 Mihaly Hesz, Hungarian 1K kayaker (Olympic gold 1968)
  • Dec 19 Walt "No-Neck" Williams, professional baseball player (White Sox), born in Brownwood, Texas (d. 2016)
  • Dec 21 Walter Spanghero, French rugby player, born in Payra-sur-l'Hers, France
  • Dec 25 Hedley Howarth, New Zealand cricket spin bowler (30 Tests, 86 wickets), born in Auckland, NZ (d. 2008)
  • Dec 25 Wilson Fittipaldi JĂșnior, Brazilian racing driver

Deaths in Sport

  • Dec 28 Steve Evans, American baseball player (b. 1885)