December 1987 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Dec 2 "334" club forms as 334 brave Devil fans journey through 20" of snow to attend NJ Devils 7-5 victory over Calgary at Meadowlands
  • Dec 5 53rd Heisman Trophy Award: Tim Brown, Notre Dame (WR)
  • Dec 5 David Boon's 5th Test Cricket century, 143 v NZ at Brisbane
  • Dec 6 Jane Crafter and Steve Jones wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 8 Flyers' Ron Hextall becomes 1st goalie to actually score a goal

NHL Goalie Ron Hextall
NHL Goalie
Ron Hextall

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 9 Larry Bird ends streak of 59 consecutive free throws

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird
  • Dec 12 Mookie Blaylock sets NBA record of 13 steals in a game
  • Dec 12 Okla's sets NCAA record of 33 steals vs Centenary
  • Dec 14 Allan Border scores 205 v NZ to become Australia's top rungetter
  • Dec 20 76th Davis Cup: Sweden beats India in Gothenburg (5-0)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Dec 20 Nancy Lopez and Miller Barber wins LPGA Mazda Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • Dec 27 Steve Largent sets all-time NFL record for career catches when he catches his 752nd pass

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 3 Alicia Sacramone, American Gymnast
  • Dec 10 Gonzalo Higuaín, French-born Argentine footballer
  • Dec 18 Miki Andō, Japanese figure skater
  • Dec 18 Fernando Jara, Panamanian-American jockey
  • Dec 19 Karim Benzema, French football player (Real Madrid, French national team), born in Lyon, France
  • Dec 31 Javaris Crittenton, American basketball player
  • Dec 31 Émilie Le Pennec, French gymnast

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 19 Retired baseball catcher Johnny Bench (40) weds Laura Cwikowski

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench

Deaths in Sport

  • Dec 1 Punch Imlach, Canadian ice hockey coach and general manager (b. 1918)