December 1990 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Dec 1 56th Heisman Trophy Award: Ty Detmer, Brigham Young (QB)

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Dec 1 NY Knicks Patrick Ewing scores 50 points beating Charlotte 113-96

Hall of Fame NBA Centre Patrick Ewing
Hall of Fame NBA Centre
Patrick Ewing
  • Dec 1 55th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 16-7 in Birmingham
  • Dec 2 79th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in St Petersburg (3-2)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Dec 2 Beth Daniel/Davis Love wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • Dec 3 NL batting champ Willie McGee signs as a free agent with SF Giants
  • Dec 5 Blue Jays trade F McGriff & T Fernandez to SD for R Alomar & J Carter
  • Dec 6 NHL grants conditional membership to Tampa Bay Lightning

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Dec 9 Betsy King wins Itoman LPGA World Match Play Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • Dec 9 NFL NY Giant Otis Anderson becomes 8th to rush for 10,000th yard

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Dec 22 Paul Coffey becomes the second NHL defenceman to record 1000 points, doing so in a record-breaking 770 games

NHL Star Paul Coffey
NHL Star
Paul Coffey

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Dec 24 Expos trade Tim Raines to White Sox for Ivan Calderon & Barry Jones

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines

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Dec 26 Garry Kasparov beats Antatoly Karpov to retain chess championship

Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist Garry Kasparov
Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist
Garry Kasparov
  • Dec 26 Reggie Williams becomes 1st GM of WLAF's NY-NJ Knights
  • Dec 26 Senior Professional Baseball Association folds
  • Dec 28 Blockbuster Bowl 1: Florida State beats Penn State, 24-17

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 12 Victor Moses, an English footballer of Nigerian descent
  • Dec 26 Aaron Ramsey, Welsh footballer
  • Dec 27 Luis Trujillo, Peruvian Football Player
  • Dec 27 Milos Raonic, Canadian tennis player (8 ATP titles), born in Titograd, Montenegro

Weddings in Sport

  • Dec 29 Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton weds Shannon Kelley

Deaths in Sport

  • Dec 9 Mike Mazurski, wrestler/actor (Centerfold Girls), dies at 80

Person of interestAlice Marble

Dec 13 Alice Marble, California, tennis star, dies at 77

Tennis Champion Alice Marble
Tennis Champion
Alice Marble
  • Dec 23 Frank King, West Indian cricketer (WI fast bowler played 14 Tests 1953-56), dies at 64
  • Dec 31 George Allen, US football coach (LA Rams, Wash Redskins), dies