December 1950 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Dec 2 15th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 34-0 in Birmingham
  • Dec 3 Cleveland Browns last NFL team with no-pass game (beat Philadelphia 13-7)
  • Dec 3 Cleveland Browns' Horace Gillom sets club record with 12 punts

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Dec 5 Ezzard Charles KOs Nick Barone in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
  • Dec 12 16th Heisman Trophy Award: Vic Janowicz, Ohio State (HB)
  • Dec 14 Baseball owners choose Lou Perini (Braves), Phil Wrigley (Cubs), Del Webb (Yankees), & Ellis Ryan (Indians) to select new commissioner
  • Dec 24 Cleveland Browns beat LA Rams 30-28 in NFL championship game
  • Dec 26 Gillette & Mutual buy All Star & World Series rights ($6M for 6 yrs)
  • Dec 31 Jockeys W Shoemaker & Joe Culmone set record of 388 wins in a year

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 3 John Akii-bua, Uganda, 400m hurdler (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Dec 8 Tim Foli, American baseball player
  • Dec 10 Simon Owen, New Zealand golfer, born in Wanganui
  • Dec 12 William "Billy" Smith, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (New York Islanders), born in Perth, Ontario
  • Dec 16 Roy Schuiten, Dutch cyclist (d. 2006)
  • Dec 25 Barry Pearson, American NFL player, born in Geneseo, Illinois
  • Dec 25 Manny Trillo, Venezuelan baseball infielder (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Caripito, Venezuela
  • Dec 27 Roberto Bettega, Italian footballer
  • Dec 31 Inge Helten, German FR, sprinter (Olympic bronze 1976)
  • Dec 31 Robert Bryan Gilder, Corvallis OR, PGA golfer (1980 Canadian Open)

Weddings in Sport

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 8 NBA player Bob Cousy (22) weds his college sweetheart Missie Ritterbusch

NBA Point Guard Bob Cousy
NBA Point Guard
Bob Cousy

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 31 Heavyweight boxing champ Rocky Marciano (27) weds Barbara Cousins in Brockton

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano