December 1991 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Dec 1 80th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Lyon (3-1)
  • Dec 2 Bobby Bonilla signs record $29 million-5 year pact with NY Mets
  • Dec 8 Kris Tschetter/Billy Andrade wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
  • Dec 12 NJ Nets set NBA record of 22 blocks beating Nuggets 121-81
  • Dec 13 Ricky Pierce (Seattle) ends NBA free throw streak of 75 games
  • Dec 14 57th Heisman Trophy Award: Desmond Howard, Michigan (WR)
  • Dec 15 Deb Richard wins JBP Cup LPGA Match Play Golf Championship
  • Dec 16 Florida Marlins sign their 1st player, 16 year old pitcher Clemente Nunez
  • Dec 17 Cleveland Cavaliers beat Miami Heat 148-80, by record 68 pts
  • Dec 19 NY Yankee pitcher Steve Howe arrested for cocaine possession
  • Dec 20 NHL grants permanent membership to Tampa Lightning & Ottawa Senators
  • Dec 26 Chuck Knolls retires as NFL coach after 23 years
  • Dec 26 NY Islander Derek King ties NJ Devils 5-5 with ½ second left
  • Dec 27 Bengals hire Dave Shula as youngest NFL coach (32)
  • Dec 27 Chuck Knox retires as Seattle Seahawk coach
  • Dec 28 8 are crushed to death at a RAP basketball game at City College, NYC
  • Dec 28 Blockbuster Bowl 2: Alabama beats Colorado, 30-25
  • Dec 31 Daniel R McCarthy elected NY Yankee managing general partner
  • Dec 31 J Donald Crump resigned as CFL Commissioner

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 16 NBA center David Robinson (26) weds Valerie Hoggatt at a Baptist church ceremony in San Antonio, Texas

NBA Center David Robinson
NBA Center
David Robinson

Deaths in Sport

  • Dec 5 Aad Mansfield, soccer player/trainer (ADO/Feyenoord/FC Utrecht), dies
  • Dec 12 Ken Keltner, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians), dies at 75
  • Dec 14 John Arlott, British cricket commentator & writer (BBC), dies of emphysema at 77
  • Dec 15 Horatio Luro, American horse trainer (Decidedly, Northern Dancer), dies at 90
  • Dec 18 George Abecassis, English Formula 1 driver (b. 1913)
  • Dec 20 Albert Van Vlierberghe, Belgian cyclist (b. 1942)
  • Dec 25 Mahmood Hussain, Pakistani cricket swing bowler (68 wkts in 27 Tests), dies at 59