December 1955 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Dec 5 American Federation of Labor (AFL) and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) merge, with George Meany as President
  • Dec 6 New York psychologist Joyce Brothers wins "$64,000 Question" with topic of boxing
  • Dec 8 21st Heisman Trophy Award: Howard Cassady, Ohio State (HB)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 8 Brooklyn catcher Roy Campanella wins his 3rd MVP Award

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • Dec 26 Cleveland Browns win NFL Championship, beating Los Angeles Rams 38-14
  • Dec 28 44th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (5-0)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 1 Uwe Benter, German FR, coxsman (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Dec 4 Dave Taylor, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Dec 6 Malcolm Jarvis, cricket lefty paceman (Zimbabwe's 1st Test side)
  • Dec 8 Ian Greig, cricketer (brother of Tony Two Tests for England 1982)
  • Dec 11 Stu Jackson, NBA coach (NY Knicks (1989-90), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 12 Lenore Rittenhouse, LPGA golfer (1983 United Va Bank), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Dec 12 Eddy Schepers, Belgian cyclist
  • Dec 14 Jane Crafter, golfer (1987 JC Penney Mixed Teams), born in Perth, Australia
  • Dec 16 Graeme Stevenson, cricketer (England medium pacer 1980-81)
  • Dec 19 Susil Fernando, cricketer (5 Tests for Sri Lanka 1983)
  • Dec 22 Lonnie Smith, American baseball player, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 24 Anwar Khan, cricketer (bowled four overs for Pakistan 1979)
  • Dec 27 Brad Murphey, Australian racing driver

Deaths in Sport


Person of interestHonus Wagner

Dec 6 Honus Wagner, American Hall of Fame baseball player (Pirates), dies at 81

MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
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Honus Wagner
  • Dec 22 Len Braund, cricketer (23 Tests for England 987 runs 47 wkts), dies