On This Day in Sport for December 1

Events in Sport

  • 1653 An athlete from Croydon is reported to have run 20 miles from St Albans to London in less than 90 minutes
  • 1923 CFL Grey Cup: Queen's U beats Regina 54-0 at Toronto
  • 1928 CFL Grey Cup: Ham Tigers beats Regina 30-0 at Hamilton
  • 1930 NHL drops 20 minute slashing-about-the-head penalty
  • 1936 2nd Heisman Trophy Award: Larry Kelley, Yale (E)
  • 1941 Last day of first-class cricket in Australia for 4 years
  • 1945 CFL Grey Cup: Toronto beats Winnipeg 35-0 at Toronto

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1946 Australia compile 645 v India at the Gabba (Bradman 187)

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1947 Don Bradman scores 185 in the 1st Cricket Test v India at the Gabba
  • 1947 India cricket all out for 58 v Australia at the Gabba, Toshack 5-2
  • 1951 17th Heisman Trophy Award: Dick Kazmaier, Princeton (HB)
  • 1953 Red Sox trade M McDermott & Tom Umphlett for Wash's Jackie Jensen
  • 1953 Walter Alston named Dodger manager
  • 1954 Yanks send Miller, Segrist, Leppert & 2 minors to Orioles for Blayzka, Kryhoski, Johnson, Fridley & Del Guercio (completing 18 player deal)
  • 1956 Alain Mimoun wins 13th Olympics marathon (2:25:00.0)
  • 1956 21st Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 34-7 in Birmingham
  • 1959 25th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Cannon, LSU (HB)
  • 1962 Grey Cup halted by fog, resumed next day (Winnipeg 28, Hamilton 27)
  • 1962 27th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 38-0 in Birmingham, their fourth straight shutout in the series
  • 1963 NY Jets 1st shutout, beat KC 17-0
  • 1964 Houston Colt .45s change name to Astros

Sports record brokenNBA Record

1967 Wilt Chamberlain set NBA record of 22 free throws misses

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1968 Peggy Wilson wins LPGA Hollywood Lakes Golf Open
  • 1970 NHL takes control of Pittsburgh Penguins

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1971 Cubs release Ernie Banks & sign him as a coach

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks

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1973 Jack Nicklaus becomes 1st golfer to earn $2M in a year

  • 1973 Jan Ferraris wins LPGA-Japan Golf Classic
  • 1973 38th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 35-0 in Birmingham
  • 1974 Jacqueline Hansen runs female world record marathon (2:43:54.5)
  • 1978 Test Cricket debut of Rodney Hogg, v England at the Gabba
  • 1979 44th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 25-18 in Birmingham
  • 1980 46th Heisman Trophy Award: George Rogers, South Carolina (RB)
  • 1984 50th Heisman Trophy Award: Doug Flutie, Boston College (QB)
  • 1984 Greg Page KOs Gerrie Coetzee in 8 for WBA heavyweight boxing title
  • 1984 49th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 17-15 in Birmingham
  • 1988 NBC bids record $401M to capture rights to 1992 Barcelona Olympics
  • 1988 NY Islanders greatest shutout lose (8-0) vs St Louis Blues
  • 1990 56th Heisman Trophy Award: Ty Detmer, Brigham Young (QB)

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1990 NY Knicks Patrick Ewing scores 50 points beating Charlotte 113-96

Hall of Fame NBA Centre Patrick Ewing
Hall of Fame NBA Centre
Patrick Ewing
  • 1990 55th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 16-7 in Birmingham
  • 1991 80th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Lyon (3-1)
  • 1994 3 Seattle Seahawks injured in a car accident
  • 1996 85th Davis Cup: France beats Sweden in Malmo (3-2)
  • 1996 Lance Klusener takes 8-64 in debut Test Cricket to trounce India
  • 2002 91st Davis Cup: Russia beats France in Paris (3-2)
  • 2007 16th SEC Championship Game: #5 LSU beats #14 Tennessee, 21-14
  • 2007 3rd ACC Championship Game: #6 Virginia Tech beats #12 Boston College, 30-16
  • 2007 12th Big 12 Championship Game: #9 Oklahoma beats #1 Missouri, 38-17

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2007 T. C. Williams High School’s newly constructed basketball court is named after Earl Lloyd

Basketball Player Earl Lloyd
Basketball Player
Earl Lloyd
  • 2012 21st SEC Championship Game: #2 Alabama beats #3 Georgia, 32-28
  • 2012 8th ACC Championship Game: #13 Florida State beats Georgia Tech, 21-15
  • 2016 Former NFL player Joe McKnight is shot and killed during a road rage incident in Terrytown, Louisiana

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1871 Archie MacLaren, cricketer (424 Lancashire v Somerset 1895)
  • 1886 Jack Crawford, cricketer (England all-rounder in 12 Tests 1905-08)
  • 1893 Herman Griffith, cricketer (pioneering WI pace bowler)
  • 1902 Morris "Red" Badgro, NFL hall of famer (NY Yankees, Giants, Dodgers), born in Orillia, Washington (d. 1998)
  • 1905 Alexander Wilson, Canadian and Notre Dame athlete (d. 1994)
  • 1911 Walter Alston, baseball manager (Dodgers)
  • 1911 Calvin Griffith, Canadian-born baseball executive (d. 1999)
  • 1917 Marty Marion, baseball player (NL MVP 1944)
  • 1922 Vsevolod Bobrov, Soviet ice hockey player (d. 1979)
  • 1935 Roger Christian, American ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1938 Bill Playle, cricketer (NZ batsman in 8 Tests without distinction)
  • 1939 Lee Buck Trevino, PGA golfer (US Open 1968, 71), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1940 Mike Denness, cricketer (England batsman & captain mid-70s), (d. 2013)
  • 1940 Ron Finn, NHL linesman, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1943 Orton Enderlein, German FR, luge (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1945 Ross Edwards, cricketer (Aussie middle-order bat of the 70's)
  • 1946 Ho-Jun Li, Korea PR, rifle (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1947 Bob Fulton, English-born Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1948 Sarfraz Nawaz, cricketer (successful Pakistani pace bowler 1969-84)
  • 1948 George Foster, American baseball player
  • 1955 Uwe Benter, German FR, coxsman (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1959 Wally Lewis, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1961 Barb Mucha, Parma OH, LPGA golfer (1992 Oldsmobile Classic)
  • 1962 Pamela McGee, WNBA center/forward (Sacramento Monarchs)
  • 1963 Arjuna Ranatunga, cricketer (Sri Lankan Test batsman since 1982)
  • 1963 Marco Greco, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1964 Soren Henriksen, Denmark cricket all-rounder (86-94 ICC, Lancs 85-86)
  • 1964 Salvatore Schillaci, Italian footballer
  • 1966 Craig David Parry, Sunshine Victoria, PGA golfer (1994 Honda-2nd)
  • 1966 Greg McMichael, pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1966 Mike Flores, NFL defensive end (Washington Redskins)
  • 1966 Steve Walsh, St. Paul Minnesota, NFL quarterback (Chicago Bears, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 1967 Reggie Sanders, Florence SC, outfielder (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1968 Anders Holmertz, Swedish free style swimmer (world record 400m)
  • 1968 Eddie Britton, wide receiver (Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1970 Kirk Rueter, Centralia IL, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
  • 1970 Takahiro Ikenoue, WLAF LB (Rhein Fire)
  • 1970 Todd Steussie, NFL guard/tackle (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1971 Oscar Sturgis, WLAF DE (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1971 Rob Zatechka, NFL guard (NY Giants)
  • 1971 Tom Robsock, NFL/WLAF guard (Raiders, Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1972 Andre Royal, linebacker (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1972 Charlie Jones, wide receiver (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1973 Eric Thomas, Chartage Texas, 400m hurdler
  • 1973 Mia Farrance, Australian canoeist (Olympics-96), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1974 Richard Jordan, linebacker (Detroit Lions)
  • 1974 Costinha, Portuguese footballer
  • 1975 Sophia Skou, Danish swimmer
  • 1979 Ryan Malone, American Hockey Player
  • 1980 Mohammad Kaif, Indian cricketer

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1973 NFL running back Gale Sayers (30) weds second wife Ardythe Bullard

NFL Running Back Gale Sayers
NFL Running Back
Gale Sayers
  • 2012 Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard (33) weds Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader Krystle Campbell in Maui, Hawaii
  • 2012 Minnesota Twins baseball catcher Joe Mauer (29) weds Maddie Bisanz at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church in St. Paul, Minnesota

Deaths in Sport

  • 1901 George Lohmann, cricketer (in South Africa 18 Tests, 112 wickets), dies
  • 1941 Horace Chapman, cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa, 39 runs, 1 wkt), dies
  • 1970 Frank Smailes, cricketer (England pace bowler Test v India 1946), dies
  • 1975 Nellie Fox, American baseball player (b. 1927)
  • 1986 Robert L "Bobby" Layne, football player (Detroit Lions), dies at 59
  • 1986 [Irving] Lee Dorsey, American Pop and R&B singer ( "Working in the Coal Mine"), dies at 61
  • 1987 Punch Imlach, Canadian ice hockey coach and general manager (b. 1918)
  • 1994 Hugh Chilvers, Australian cricketer (151 wickets leg-spin for NSW 1928-37), dies at 92
  • 2002 Dave McNally, American baseball player, dies at 60
  • 2003 Eugenio Monti, Italian bobsledder (b. 1928)
  • 2012 Jovan Belcher, American football linebacker, commits suicide by gunshot at 25