On This Day

December 1945 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Dec 1 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Toronto Argonauts win their 6th title with a 35-0 shutout of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • 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 National Football League Championship, Cleveland Stadium: Cleveland Rams beat Washington Redskins, 15-14; last game before Rams move west to Los Angeles

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Dec 29 Montreal right wing Maurice Richard scores twice in Canadiens' 5-4 loss to Chicago Black Hawks to record his 100th NHL career goal; reaches mark in just 145 games, then fastest in history; since broken by Mike Bossy, 100 goals in 129 games

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard

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 6 Larry Bowa, 2nd baseman (Phillies)
  • Dec 13 Brian McGuire, Australian racing driver, born in Melbourne (d. 1977)
  • Dec 16 Bobby George, English professional darts player
  • Dec 18 Carolyn Wood, American 4 X 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Dec 21 Doug Walters, Australian cricketer (Aussie batting genius 1965-81 Extrovert), born in Dungog, Australia
  • Dec 23 Richard Wohlhuter, 800m runner (Olympic bronze 1976), born in St. Charles, Illinois
  • 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