December 1975 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Dec 2 G S Chappell gets ton in each inn of 1st Test Cricket as capt v WI
  • Dec 6 41st Heisman Trophy Award: Archie Griffin, Ohio State (RB)

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Dec 7 Pat Bradley wins Colgate-Far East Ladies Tournament Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley

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Dec 11 Great Yankee trade getting Willie Randolph, Dock Ellis & Ken Brett from Pirates for George "Doc" Medich

MLB Second Baseman and Manager Willie Randolph
MLB Second Baseman and Manager
Willie Randolph
  • Dec 13 Jane Blalock wins LPGA 14 Colgate Triple Crown Golf Tournament
  • Dec 16 Bill Veeck buys 80% of White Sox from John Allyn
  • Dec 17 1st time NY Islanders shut-out NY Rangers, 3-0-Billy Smith's 5th
  • Dec 21 64th Davis Cup: Sweden beats Czechoslovakia in Stockholm (3-2)
  • Dec 21 Buffalo Sabres set NHL record of 40 points beating Caps 14-2 scoring 5 goals vs Washington Caps in 4:57
  • Dec 26 Crowd of 85,661 attend the 1st day of the Australia vs West Indies MCG cricket test
  • Dec 26 5th Fiesta Bowl: #7 Arizona State beats #6 Nebraska, 17-14
  • Dec 28 Gary Cosier scores 109 v West Indies at MCG on Test Cricket debut
  • Dec 28 Red Army beats NY Rangers 7-3 at Madison Square Garden
  • Dec 28 "The Hail Mary", with 32 seconds left in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game, Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach throws a desperate 50-yard winning touchdown pass to Drew Pearson to defeat the Minnesota Vikings, and the "Hail Mary" play is born
  • Dec 31 42nd Sugar Bowl: #3 Alabama beats #7 Penn State, 13-6

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 1 Sophia Skou, Danish swimmer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Dec 2 Brett Lindros, NHL right wing (NY Islanders), born in London, England
  • Dec 2 Mark Kotsay, baseball outfielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Whittier, California
  • Dec 3 Nadine Neumann, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Person of interestRonnie O'Sullivan

Dec 5 Ronnie O'Sullivan, British snooker player (5-time world champion), born in Wordsley, England

Snooker Player Ronnie O'Sullivan
Snooker Player
Ronnie O'Sullivan
  • Dec 6 Natalie Titcume, Australian softball catcher (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Dec 7 Jamie Clapham, English footballer
  • Dec 8 Kevin Harvick, American NASCAR driver
  • Dec 9 Stuart McRae, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Dec 10 Josip Skoko, Australian footballer
  • Dec 11 Gerben de Knegt, Dutch cyclist
  • Dec 12 Craig Moore, Australian footballer
  • Dec 13 Matt LeCroy, Anderson SC, baseball catcher (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Dec 14 James Cotton, NBA guard (Seattle Supersonics)
  • Dec 14 Tamecka Dixon, WNBA guard (LA Sparks)
  • Dec 16 Valentin Bădoi, Romanian footballer
  • Dec 17 Nick Farrell, boxer (Olympics 1996), born in East York, Ontario
  • Dec 18 Michael Barry, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Dec 19 Kristin Folkl, volleyball outside hitter (alt-Olympics 1996), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Dec 19 Olivier Tebily, Ivorian footballer
  • Dec 20 Bartosz Bosacki, Polish footballer
  • Dec 22 Stanislav Neckar, Pisek CZ, NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators, Olympic gold 1998)
  • Dec 22 Dmitri Khokhlov, Russian footballer
  • Dec 23 Vadim Sharifijanov, Russian ice hockey player
  • Dec 24 Natalie Ward, Australian softball shortstop/2nd baseman (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Dec 25 Marcus Trescothick, English cricketer
  • Dec 25 Hideki Okajima, Japanese baseball player
  • Dec 26 Marcelo Rios, tennis star (1995 Amsterdam), born in Santiago, Chile
  • Dec 27 Patrick Paauwe, Dutch soccer player (PSV, Graafschap)
  • Dec 28 Kesley Perrin, CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Dec 29 Jaret Wright, American baseball player

Person of interestTiger Woods

Dec 30 Tiger Woods, American golfer (14 Majors and 79 PGA wins), born in Cypress, California

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • Dec 31 Cole Ford, kicker (Oakland Raiders)
  • Dec 31 Toni Kuivasto, Finnish footballer

Deaths in Sport

  • Dec 1 Nellie Fox, American baseball player (b. 1927)
  • Dec 3 Hugh Thurlow, cricketer (one Test for Australia 1932), dies
  • Dec 7 Beatrix Loughran, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1924, 1928, 1932), dies at 75