On This Day

December 28, 1958 in Sport

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

  • "The Greatest Game Ever Played", Baltimore Colts beat New York Giants 23-17 in the first every sudden-death overtime game in NFL history (17 future members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame were involved in the game)
  • Baltimore Colts win the 26th NFL championship game against the New York Giants
  • National Football League Championship, Yankee Stadium, NYC: Baltimore Colts beat New York Giants, 23-17; first NFL playoff game to go into sudden death overtime

Birthdays in Sport

  • Carlos Carson, football player
  • Terry Butcher, British soccer player