December 1984 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Dec 1 50th Heisman Trophy Award: Doug Flutie, Boston College (QB)
  • Dec 1 Greg Page KOs Gerrie Coetzee in 8 for WBA heavyweight boxing title
  • Dec 1 49th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 17-15 in Birmingham

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 5 A's trade Rickey Henderson to Yankees for Jay Howell & Jose Rijo

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Dec 5 Yankees trade catcher Rick Cerone to Braves for pitcher Brian Fisher
  • Dec 7 Allan Border's 1st Test Cricket match as captain (v WI Adelaide)
  • Dec 9 LA Ram Eric Dickerson rushes 215 yards for season record 2,105 yards
  • Dec 9 Vicki Alvarez/Mike McDonald wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

Sport awardTennis Open

Dec 9 73rd Men's Australian Open: Mats Wilander beats Kevin Curren (6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 6-2)

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander

Sport awardTennis Open

Dec 9 73rd Women's Australian Open: Chris Evert-Lloyd beats Helena Sukova (6-7, 6-1, 6-3)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Dec 17 NJ Devils 1st penalty shot-Rocky Trottier scores against Edmonton
  • Dec 17 NJ Devils 1st shutout, Glenn Resch makes 42 saves beat Minn, 2-0
  • Dec 18 73rd Davis Cup: Sweden beats USA in Gothenburg (4-1)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 19 Wayne Gretzky, 23, is 18th & youngest NHL-er to score 1,000 points

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 19 Scotty Bowman wins his 691st regular season game, the most wins by any coach in NHL history

NHL Coach Scotty Bowman
NHL Coach
Scotty Bowman
  • Dec 22 Test Cricket debut of Craig McDermott, v WI at the MCG
  • Dec 23 Viv Richards scores 208 in Test Cricket at MCG
  • Dec 27 Padres' free agent pitcher Ed Whitson signs with NY Yankees
  • Dec 29 Blues took 27 shots against Islanders in 1 period
  • Dec 31 Test Cricket debut of Mohammad Azharuddin, v England at Calcutta

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 2 Péter Máté, Hungarian footballer (Reading F.C.)
  • Dec 3 Avraam Papadopoulos, Greek footballer
  • Dec 5 Chris Solinsky, American distance runner
  • Dec 7 Robert Kubica, the first Polish Formula One racing driver
  • Dec 7 Luca Rigoni, Italian footballer
  • Dec 7 Aaron Gray, American basketball player
  • Dec 8 Greg Halford, English footballer
  • Dec 8 Badr Hari, Dutch kickboxer, Niall Brennan, Irish Legend.
  • Dec 11 Leighton Baines, English footballer
  • Dec 12 Daniel Agger, Danish footballer
  • Dec 14 Chris Brunt, Northern Irish footballer
  • Dec 14 Edward Rainsford, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • Dec 15 Martin Skrtel Slovakian Footballer
  • Dec 17 Andrew Davies, English footballer
  • Dec 19 Ian Kennedy, Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Dec 21 Darren Potter, Irish football player
  • Dec 25 Chris Cahill, Samoan footballer
  • Dec 25 Alastair Cook, English cricketer
  • Dec 26 Alex Schwazer, Italian race walker
  • Dec 27 Gilles Simon, French tennis player
  • Dec 28 Leroy Lita, English footballer
  • Dec 28 Beverly Mullins, American Wrestler/Model
  • Dec 28 Alex Lloyd, British racing driver
  • Dec 30 Randall Azofeifa, Costa Rican footballer

Person of interestLeBron James

Dec 30 LeBron James, American NBA basketball player (Cleveland Cavs, Miami Heat, LA Lakers), born in Akron, Ohio

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 29 MLB player Paul O'Neill (21) weds his childhood sweetheart Nevalee Davis in Columbus, Ohio

MLB Right Fielder Paul O'Neill
MLB Right Fielder
Paul O'Neill

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 29 MLB player Mark McGwire (21) weds Kathlene Hughes

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • Dec 30 Professional wrestling manager Miss Elizabeth (Hulette) & wrestler Macho Man Randy Savage (Poffo) wed

Deaths in Sport

  • Dec 7 Lee Roy Yarbrough, American race car (Nascar) driver (b. 1938)
  • Dec 16 Debs Garms, American baseball player, dies at 77
  • Dec 20 Gonzalo Márquez, Venezuelan baseball player (b. 1946)