December 1944 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Dec 2 10th Heisman Trophy Award: Les Horvath, Ohio State (QB)
  • Dec 3 NFL Cardinals-Pitts merger dissolves
  • Dec 17 Green Bay Packers win NFL championship with an 8–2 record
  • Dec 28 Former Wash 3rd baseman Buddy Lewis wins Distinguished Flying Cross

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 4 François Migault, French racing driver
  • Dec 15 Stan Bahnsen, pitcher (NY Yankee, 1968 AL Rookie-of-year)
  • Dec 17 Ference Bene, Hungarian record 12 soccer goals (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Dec 21 Bill Atkinson, English footballer
  • Dec 22 Steve Carlton, Phillies' pitcher (Cy Young '72, '77, '80, '82)
  • Dec 24 Erhard Keller, German FR, 500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1968, 72)
  • Dec 25 Jairzinho, Brazilian footballer
  • Dec 29 Rodney Redmond, NZ cricket (opener scored century in Test v Pak 1973)

Deaths in Sport

  • Dec 4 Roger Bresnahan, American baseball player (b. 1879)
  • Dec 16 Don Meyer Basketball coach Northern State, Lipscomb, and Hamline