On This Day

December 1994 in Sports History

Events in Sport


Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 2 "Cobb" a film about baseball player Ty Cobb, starring Tommy Lee Jones premieres

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Dec 3 3rd SEC Championship Game: #6 Florida beats #3 Alabama, 24-23
  • Dec 4 83rd Davis Cup: Sweden beats Russia in Moscow (4-1)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 8 Darryl Strawberry indicted on tax evasion charges

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • Dec 10 60th Heisman Trophy Award: Rashaan Salaam, Colorado (RB)
  • Dec 18 Darryl Strawberry pleads not guilty on tax evasion charges
  • Dec 20 Ballon d'Or: FC Barcelona's Bulgarian forward Hristo Stoichkov is named Europe's best football player ahead of Juventus striker Roberto Baggio and Milan defender Paolo Maldini
  • Dec 23 Baseball owners impose salary cap, fiercely opposed by players
  • Dec 28 David Boon completes his 20th Test Cricket century (131 v England, MCG)
  • Dec 29 Shane Warne takes a hat-trick v England at cricket MCG

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 6 Giannis Antetokounmpo, Greek NBA player (Milwaukee Bucks), born in Athens, Greece
  • Dec 8 Raheem Sterling, British-Jamaican football player (Manchester City, English national team), born in Kingston, Jamaica

Weddings in Sport

  • Dec 10 Former Senate Majority Leader Mitchell (61) weds sports marketing executive Heather MacLachlan (35) at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in New York City

Deaths in Sport

  • Dec 7 J.C. Tremblay, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1939)
  • Dec 9 Alex Wilson, Canadian athlete (Olympic silver 800m, 2 x bronze 400m, 4x400m relay 1932), dies at 87
  • Dec 10 Alexander Wilson, Canadian athlete (b. 1905)
  • Dec 15 Mollie Doreen Phillips, British figure skater and judge (Olympics 1932,36), dies at 87
  • Dec 27 Peter May, English cricketer (4537 runs-Eng 1951-61), dies at 64

Person of interestWoody Strode

Dec 31 Woody Strode, African American football player and actor (Posse, Cotton Club, Vigilante, Scream), dies of lung cancer at 80

Actor and Sportsman Woody Strode
Actor and Sportsman
Woody Strode