December 1996 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Dec 1 85th Davis Cup: France beats Sweden in Malmo (3-2)
  • Dec 1 Lance Klusener takes 8-64 in debut Test Cricket to trounce India
  • Dec 4 Orlando Magic tie NBA record of fewest ponts scored since inception of 24 second clock losing to Cleveland Cavalier, 84-57
  • Dec 5 Portland's Jermaine O'Neal at 18 becomes the youngest NBA player
  • Dec 7 5th SEC Championship Game: #4 Florida beats #11 Alabama, 45-30
  • Dec 7 1st Big 12 Championship Game: Texas beats #3 Nebraska, 37-27
  • Dec 8 Donna Andrews & Mike Hulbert win LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 12 Marlins sign their 6th free-agent since Nov 22, Moises Alou

MLB Outfielder Moises Alou
MLB Outfielder
Moises Alou

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 13 Free agent Roger Clemens signs with Toronto Blue Jays

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • Dec 14 62nd Heisman Trophy Award: Danny Wuerffel, Florida (QB)
  • Dec 15 Dottie Pepper & Juli Inkster win LPGA Diner's Club Golf Matches
  • Dec 15 Jim Colbert & Bob Murphy wins Diner's Club Senior PGA Golf Matches
  • Dec 15 Tom Lehman & Duffy Waldoff wins Diner's Club PGA Golf Matches
  • Dec 18 Start of 1st Test Cricket match between Zimbabwe & England
  • Dec 22 Steelers' Kordell Stewart runs quarterback record 80 yds for TD
  • Dec 22 Wendy's Three Tour Golf Challenge
  • Dec 22 Zimbabwe & England draw Bulawayo Test Cricket with England needing 1 run to win
  • Dec 28 India all out for 66 at Durban after making 100 in cricket 1st innings
  • Dec 31 63rd Orange Bowl: #6 Nebraska beats #10 Virginia Tech, 41-21

Deaths in Sport

Person of interestPete Rozelle

Dec 6 [Alvin] Pete Rozelle, NFL commissioner, dies of brain cancer at 70

NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle
NFL Commissioner
Pete Rozelle