December 1952 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Dec 2 18th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Vessels, Oklahoma (HB)
  • Dec 14 R H Shodhan scores 110 on Test Cricket debut v Pakistan, Calcutta
  • Dec 18 Ellis W Ryan resigns as Cleveland Indians president
  • Dec 28 Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 17-7 in NFL championship game
  • Dec 31 41st Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Adelaide (4-1)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 6 Ric Charlesworth, cricketer (WA opener, Aust hockey capt)/MP (Labour)
  • Dec 12 Ajit De Silva, cricketer (Sri Lankan lefty spinner in four Tests 1982)
  • Dec 12 Cathy Rigby McCoy, Los Alamitos California, gymnast (Olympic-4th-1968)
  • Dec 13 John Francome, English jockey
  • Dec 15 Allan Simonsen, Danish footballer
  • Dec 16 Joel Garner, Christ Church, Barbados, West Indian cricketer (two-metre West Indian pace bowler 1977-87)
  • Dec 16 Francesco Graziani, Italian footballer
  • Dec 21 Steve Furniss, US swimmer (Olympic bronze 1972)
  • Dec 21 Joaquín Andújar, Professional baseball pitcher (Cardinals), born in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic (d. 2015)
  • Dec 28 Ray Knight, 3rd baseman (NY Mets, Balt Orioles)
  • Dec 29 Nikolai Andrianov, USSR, gymnast (Olympic gold 1972, 76, 80)

Deaths in Sport

  • Dec 19 Harry Makepeace, English cricketer (4 Tests for England v Australia 1920-21), dies at 71