On This Day

December 1998 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Dec 5 7th SEC Championship Game: #1 Tennessee beats #23 Mississippi State, 24-14
  • Dec 5 3rd Big 12 Championship Game: #10 Texas A&M beats #2 Kansas State, 36-33 (2 OT)
  • Dec 6 87th Davis Cup: Sweden beats Italy in Milan (4-1)
  • Dec 14 64th Heisman Trophy Award: Ricky Williams, Texas (RB)
  • Dec 22 Ballon d'Or: Juventus' French midfielder Zinedine Zidane is named best football player in Europe ahead of Real Madrid striker Davor Šuker and Inter forward Ronaldo

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 17 Martin Odegaard, Norwegian footballer, youngest to play for Real Madrid, born in Drammen, Norway

Person of interestKylian Mbappé

Dec 20 Kylian Mbappé, French soccer forward (France, PSG, Monaco), born in Paris, France

Footballer Kylian Mbappé
Footballer
Kylian Mbappé

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 30 NBA player Clyde Drexler (36) weds attorney Gaynell Floyd

NBA Swingman Clyde Drexler
NBA Swingman
Clyde Drexler

Deaths in Sport

  • Dec 1 Bertil Nordahl, Swedish soccer player (Olympic gold 1948), dies at 81

Person of interestArchie Moore

Dec 9 Archie Moore, American light-heavyweight boxing champion (1952-60), dies at 84

Boxing Champion Archie Moore
Boxing Champion
Archie Moore
  • Dec 25 John Pulman, English snooker player (b. 1926)
  • Dec 27 Ricardo Tormo, Spanish Grand Prix motocycle racer, dies at 46