December 1957 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Dec 2 1958 NFL Draft: King Hill from Rice first pick by Chicago Cardinals
  • Dec 3 23rd Heisman Trophy Award: John Crow, Texas A&M (HB)
  • Dec 23 Test Cricket debut for Wally Grout & Bobby Simpson v South Africa
  • Dec 28 CBS states it won't broadcast baseball where minor league games are on
  • Dec 28 46th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Melbourne (3-2)
  • Dec 29 Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 50-14 in NFL championship game

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 4 Lee Smith, Jamestown LA, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Dec 4 Raul Boesel, Brazil, Indy-car racer (CART)
  • Dec 5 Art Monk, NFL wide receiver (Wash Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Dec 5 Charlene Morett, field hockey left wing (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Darby, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 6 Luis Mariano Delis Fournier, Cuba, discus thrower (Oly-bronze-1980)
  • Dec 7 Geoff "Henry" Lawson, cricketer (Australian fast bowler 1980-89)
  • Dec 7 Rohan Jayasekera, cricketer (one Test Sri Lanka v Pakistan 1982)
  • Dec 15 Mario Marois, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Dec 17 Bob Ojeda, pitcher (NY Mets)
  • Dec 19 Kevin McHale, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
  • Dec 21 Tom Henke, American baseball player
  • Dec 25 Chris Kamara, English footballer and commentator
  • Dec 27 Connie Chillemi, Eglin AFB FL, golfer (1994 Standard Register-13th)
  • Dec 27 James Sanford, US runner (world record 50m indoor)
  • Dec 28 Anne Sargeant, Australian netballer
  • Dec 31 David Allen Ogrin, Waukegan IL, PGA golfer (1994 Byron Nelson-2nd)

Deaths in Sport

  • Dec 9 Carswell Adams, sportscaster (Your Sports Special), dies
  • Dec 29 Tom Richmond, cricketer (Notts leg-spinner took 2-86 in Eng Test), dies at 67