December 1946 in Sport

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 1 Australia compile 645 v India at the Gabba (Bradman 187)

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Dec 3 12th Heisman Trophy Award: Glenn Davis, Army (HB)
  • Dec 15 Chicago Bears beat NY Giants 24-14 in NFL championship game
  • Dec 15 Giants Filchock & Hapes suspended by NFL, didn't report bribe attempt
  • Dec 16 1947 NFL Draft: Bob Fenimore from University of Oklahoma A&M first pick by Chicago Bears
  • Dec 17 Bradman & Barnes complete 405 run 5th wicket stand, score 234 each
  • Dec 22 Cleveland Browns beat NY Yankees 14-9 in AAFC championship game
  • Dec 26 35th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Melbourne (5-0)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 1 Ho-Jun Li, Korea PR, rifle (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Dec 3 Joop Zoetemelk, Dutch road cyclist (world champion 1985 - oldest), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Dec 6 Frank Hayes, cricketer (106* England v WI on debut 1973)
  • Dec 11 Rick McCosker, cricketer (fine Australian opener 1975-80)
  • Dec 12 Emerson Fittipaldi, Brazil, Indy-car racer (over 10 wins)
  • Dec 14 Ruth Fuchs, German DR, javelin thrower (Olympic 2 gold-72, 76)
  • Dec 14 Stan Smith, American tennis player (US Open 1971, Wimbledon 1972), born in Pasadena, California
  • Dec 15 Art Howe, American baseball player and manager
  • Dec 17 Albert Padmore, cricketer (WI off-spinner mid-70s)
  • Dec 18 Hubie Green, PGA golfer (US Open 1977), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Dec 25 Larry Csonka, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins, NY Giants)
  • Dec 25 Gene Lamont, American baseball player and manager
  • Dec 28 Hubert Green, American golfer (US Open 1977, PGA 1985), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2018)
  • Dec 28 Hubie Green, golfer (US Open-1977, PGA-1985)
  • Dec 28 Jorge Velasquez, sportsman
  • Dec 29 Laffit Pincay Jr, jockey (Ky Derby 1984, Belmont 1982-84, Swale)

Deaths in Sport


Person of interestWalter Johnson

Dec 10 Walter Johnson, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (3-time Triple Crown: Washington Senators), dies of a brain tumour at 59

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson