December 1945 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Dec 1 CFL Grey Cup: Toronto beats Winnipeg 35-0 at Toronto
  • Dec 4 11th Heisman Trophy Award: Doc Blanchard, Army (FB)
  • Dec 10 Aust Services lose 3rd Victory Test Cricket to India by 6 wkts
  • Dec 16 Cleveland Rams win NFL championship

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 31 Bradman scores 112, his 1st post-War century, SA v Aust Services

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 1 Ross Edwards, cricketer (Aussie middle-order bat of the 70's)
  • Dec 2 Alan "Froggy" Thomson, cricketer (Australian quickie 1970-71)
  • Dec 4 Pam Higgins, LPGA golfer
  • Dec 6 Larry Bowa, 2nd baseman (Phillies)
  • Dec 12 Leslie Holbert, LPGA golfer
  • Dec 13 Brian McGuire, Australian racing driver, born in Melbourne (d. 1977)
  • Dec 18 Carolyn Wood, American 4 X 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Dec 21 Doug Walters, cricketer (Aussie batting genius 1965-81 Extrovert)
  • Dec 23 Richard C Wohlhuter, 800m runner (Olympic bronze 1976)
  • Dec 25 Ken "The Snake" Stabler, NFL quarterback (Oak Raiders, Super Bowl XI), born in Foley, Alabama (d. 2015)

Deaths in Sport

  • Dec 20 Charles Eady, cricketer (Tasmanian player for Aust 1896-1901), dies