December 1960 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Dec 6 AL grants American businessman Gene Autry a franchise, LA Angels
  • Dec 8 Expansion LA Angels sign a 4 year lease to use Dodger Stadium
  • Dec 13 Italy beats US in Davis cup (1st time in 24 years US not in finals)
  • Dec 14 Australia v West Indies 1st Test Cricket at the Gabba ends in a tie
  • Dec 14 Washington Senators joins American League
  • Dec 26 Philadelphia Eagles beat Green Bay Packers 17-13 in NFL championship game
  • Dec 27 1961 NFL Draft: Tommy Mason from University of Tulane first pick by Minnesota Vikings
  • Dec 28 49th Davis Cup: Australia beats Italy in Sydney (4-1)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 3 Mike Ramsey, American ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Dec 4 David Green, American baseball player
  • Dec 4 Glynis Nunn, Australian athlete
  • Dec 5 Andrzej Chylinski, American 50k walker (Olympics 26th-96), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 5 Darryl James,Canadian Tour golfer (Glenco-1992, 93), born in Kamloops, British Columbia
  • Dec 5 John Felton, Kyogle Australia, canoeist (Olympics 1996)
  • Dec 6 Jasmina Perazic Gipe, WNBA guard/forward (NY Liberty)
  • Dec 9 Juan Samuel, San Pedro de Macoris, infielder (NY Yankees, Blue Jays)
  • Dec 10 Paul Assenmacher, pitcher (Cleveland Indians), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Dec 11 Danny Mijovic, Canadian Tour golfer (1984 Mexican), born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • Dec 11 Mary Beth Zimmerman, Mt Vernon IL, LPGA golfer (1987 Henredon Classic)
  • Dec 12 Amal Silva, cricketer (Sri Lankan wicket-keeper in 9 Tests 1983-88)
  • Dec 13 Randy Stoklos, Pacific Palisades Ca, beach volleyballer (Olympics 1996)
  • Dec 13 Richard Dent, defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Dec 16 Pat Van Den Hauwe, Belgian footballer
  • Dec 17 Moreno Argentin, Italian cyclist
  • Dec 20 Piet Keur, Dutch soccer player/trainer, (SC Heerenveen, AZ)
  • Dec 21 Andy Van Slyke, baseball player
  • Dec 21 Michael Swain, Elizabeth NJ, judoka (Olympic bronze 88)
  • Dec 21 Roger McDowell, pitcher (NY Mets, Balt Orioles), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Dec 22 Tyrell Biggs, US super HW boxer (Olympic gold 1984), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 27 Terry Price, Rockhampton QLD, Australian golfer
  • Dec 28 John Fitzgerald, Australian tennis player, born in Cummins

Person of interestRay Bourque

Dec 28 Raymond bourque, Canadian NHL defenseman (Team Canada, Boston Bruins), born in Saint-Laurent, Quebec

NHL Legend Ray Bourque
NHL Legend
Ray Bourque
  • Dec 28 Zane Smith, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Dec 29 Dave Gilbert, cricketer (Aussie pace bowler in 9 Tests 1985-86)
  • Dec 29 David Boon, cricketer (short backward square from Tasmania)
  • Dec 30 Addy Bucek, Australian 470 class sailor (Olympics-9-92, 96)
  • Dec 31 Broderick Dyke, Australia, tennis star

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 22 NFL quarterback Fran Tarkenton (20) weds Anna Elaine Merrell at First Baptist Church in Decatur, Georgia

NFL Quarterback Fran Tarkenton
NFL Quarterback
Fran Tarkenton