December 1995 in Sport

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 2 After being left in the game to allow nine goals, Patrick Roy declares "It's my last game in Montreal", and is traded four days later

NHL Goalie and Coach Patrick Roy
NHL Goalie and Coach
Patrick Roy
  • Dec 2 4th SEC Championship Game: #2 Florida beats #23 Arkansas, 34-3
  • Dec 3 84th Davis Cup: USA beats Russia in Moscow (3-2)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Dec 3 Beth Daniels and Davis Love III wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • Dec 3 Jack Russell takes 11 catches in Test Cricket v South Africa, a record
  • Dec 7 NBA settles strike of referees, refs to return on Dec 12
  • Dec 9 61st Heisman Trophy Award: Eddie George, Ohio State (RB)
  • Dec 10 1st meeting of NBA expansion teams, Raptors beat Grizzlies 93-81

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Dec 10 Kelly Robbins & Tammie Green wins LPGA Diner's Club Golf Matches

LPGA Golfer Kelly Robbins
LPGA Golfer
Kelly Robbins
  • Dec 10 Ricky Ponting makes 96 on Test Cricket debut (Aust v Sri Lanka, WACA)
  • Dec 11 Thomas O Hicks buys NHL Dallas Stars for $84 million
  • Dec 12 NBA referees return to work after striking
  • Dec 15 The European Communities Court of Justice hands down the "Bosman ruling", giving EU footballers the right to a free transfer at the end of their contracts, with the provision that they are transferring from one UEFA Federation to another.
  • Dec 21 SF Giants announce plans to build a new stadium to open in 2000
  • Dec 22 David Cone signs $19.5 million 3 year contract with NY Yankees
  • Dec 26 Paul Adams becomes South Africa's youngest Test Cricket player at 18 yrs 340 days
  • Dec 27 Boon completes his 21st Test Cricket century (110 v SL, MCG)
  • Dec 31 Matthew Elliott scores separate cricket century same day for Victoria
  • Dec 31 62nd Sugar Bowl: #13 Virginia Tech beats #9 Texas, 28-10

Deaths in Sport

  • Dec 14 Rob Harris, sky surfer, dies while skydiving at 28
  • Dec 23 Gabrielle Keiller, collector and golfer, dies at 87
  • Dec 25 Jimmy Boucher, cricketer (great Irish all-rounder 1929-54), dies